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From Francis De Brabandere <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Empire-db version 2.0.5-incubating (take 2)
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2009 07:09:05 GMT

So to sum up, do we still have blocking issues left? If needed I can brew an
other rc to fix a few more of those minor issues (they are fixed
in trunk).


On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Francis De
Brabandere<> wrote:
> ok, my bad, you can just define the tag when performing the release
> using maven, it does not have to be the same as the version. So you
> can set the version to 2.0.5-incubating and the tag to
> 2.0.5-incubating-rc1. So when the release proceeds we can just copy
> over that last rc to the final ant promote the 'staged' files.
> If we need another release and vote I will create an rc tag.
> Thanks for the pointer,
> Francis
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:03 AM, sebb<> wrote:
>> On 01/09/2009, Francis De Brabandere <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM, sebb<> wrote:
>>>  >>
>>>  >>  > The new release candidate uses exactly the same name for the
>>>  >>  > and the SVN tag.
>>>  >>  >
>>>  >>  > This makes it very difficult to determine later what was actually
voted on.
>>>  >>
>>>  >>
>>>  >> Hmm, I don't see how this can be changed when using nexus, the Idea
>>>  >>  there is to 'stage' a release and avoid it to be sent to the main
>>>  >>  maven repo if it is not 100% correct. So for a 2.0.5 to get in there
>>>  >>  we need to release as 2.0.5. And if this release fails I see no
>>>  >>  way than to start over using the same tags (renaming failed tag)
>>>  >>  I could rename the tags to rc-1, rc-2 but that would not correspond
>>>  >>  the versions used in the pom's.
>>>  >>
>>>  >>  How do you suggest we do this?
>>>  >
>>>  > No idea, but at least some other Incubator projects seem to manage
>>>  > this OK, as shown by threads here.
>>> ok I talked about this on #maven and this is what they came up with
>>>  ....
>>>  <francisdb> we are using nexus
>>>  <struberg> hi francisdb, we are cutting M3-rc1 M3-rc2 etc over at OWB
>>>  <struberg> there has been a (reaaaaaly long) discusson on the commons
>>>  list on this topic
>>>  <struberg> maybe you can check for it.
>>>  I suppose he is talking about this thread or soem related thread
>>>  <Brian> francisdb, we typically stage rc's for testing but only call
>>>  votes on the last one
>>>  <Brian> the final version may end up being staged multiple times with
>>>  the same version number but using rc's reduces that likelyhood
>>>  <francisdb> I see
>>>  <francisdb> so your final version tag might be created/deleted a few
>>>  ...
>>>  So overwriting the tag should not be a problem as the maven guys are
>>>  also doing that. But indeed before calling a vote we might want to
>>>  have some rc's inspected to reduce the likelihood of a failing vote
>>>  Do you agree with this idea?
>> Perhaps you should speak with the Photark developers, as they are
>> using SVN tags with RC markers.
> they are doing what the maven guys
> --
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