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From Geertjan Wielenga <geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Reuse Maven repository more was: Preliminary NetBeans cost findings
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:18:24 GMT
This would be brilliant. Make it happen!

Gj

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Jaroslav Tulach <jaroslav.tulach@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On sobota 24. září 2016 12:17:21 CEST, Daniel Gruno wrote:
> > Certain services like the plugins hosting will rely on Legal giving the
> > go-ahead for it, otherwise we'll have to find other people willing to
> > host this.
>
> Hi.
> One idea that keeps puzzling in my mind is to reuse central Maven
> repository
> more than we used to. If I understand correctly while the Maven central is
> operated by Sonatype, it is just "leased" to them and still oversight by
> Apache. As such the Maven central could be a natural place to upload
> NetBeans
> related binaries.
>
> NetBeans already knows how to produce Maven artifacts and there is a
> NetBeans
> Maven repository: http://bits.netbeans.org/nexus/content/groups/netbeans/
>
> In addition to that we could modify the http://plugins.netbeans.org to be
> just
> a catalog over bits available in Maven central.
>
> There are also the [3rd party binaries used during NetBeans build](http://
> hg.netbeans.org/binaries/) - most of them available from Maven central. I
> already [created a patch](http://hg.netbeans.org/releases/rev/3178d0a561c8)
> to
> allow such download and it seems to work.
>
> Would downloading bits from Maven repository address the legal and
> infrastructure issues?
>
> It might, right? Legal issues of hosting bits at maven.org are probably
> well
> understood. The storage capacity is high. Download is instant. Maven
> repository is the natural storage for Apache projects. If my observations
> are
> true, let's start of modifying NetBeans to use Maven central more.
>
> Jaroslav Tulach
> NetBeans Platform Architect
>
>
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