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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL][VOTE] Subversion
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:39:12 GMT
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 4:04 AM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Jochen Wiedmann
> <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM, C. Michael Pilato <> wrote:
>>> Subversion client and server that doesn't use a DAV layer at all.  The
>>> Subversion community has never released binaries -- ever -- not do we plan
>>> to.
>> That would a completely new philosophy for an Apache project, which always aimed
>> very heavily on distributions.
> Not new at all. I know that one of the oldest Java projects here,
> Cocoon, once only released buildable(!) source code.
> What is happening in some Java projects, via Maven's release plugin,

This is fud. It has nothing to do with maven's release plugin or maven
at all. Maven has always been perfectly capable of producing buildable
source distros - its just down to how a project sets up maven - as
with any build tool.

> is disturbing since the "source release" only exist in the subversion
> repository. The -source.jar is packaged in a non-buildable format
> optimized for IDE source integration and not to be reproducable. Some
> ASF projects (I think including some of Maven's own artifacts and
> subprojects) are now in total opposite of "old school source releases"

This was pointed out to the maven project a few months ago and they
changed their practices and are now releasing proper, buildable source


> and effectively only releases "binaries" containing re-packaged
> sources and one has to go to source repository to find the 'real'
> source code for that release.
> Cheers
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer

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