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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Votes for git repos - commit id vs tag
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:27:57 GMT
On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 3:54 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> ...Although many consider it best practice for release tarballs to be tied back
> to a specific version control identifier (including me), Apache release policy
> does not require it....

As we tried to say above, the timeline gets into play here.

Tying releases to version control is very useful *in the short term*
for people to verify the release, but in the long term you cannot
count on it. That's why our release policy centers on tarballs, the
rest is convenience.

-Bertrand

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