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From Daniel Dekany <>
Subject Re: Omitting "-incubating" suffix in Maven artifact version attribute for FreeMarker
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:42:07 GMT
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 2:09:11 PM, John D. Ament wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 5:35 AM Daniel Dekany <> wrote:
> Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:12:06 AM, Christopher wrote:
> [snip]
>> The one complication here is that the release artifact (source tarball) is
>> most easily created with a maven project by using the maven-assembly-plugin
>> with the source tarball assembly defined in the ASF-wide parent POM.
> I'm not sure how hard it would be to set up the POM so that it
> produces an assembly with the "-incubating" suffix even if the project
> version doesn't contain it. Anyway, some extra release steps during
> incubation can be better than troubling the users (developers who
> depend on your project) with an additional groupId change or with a
> non-standard version suffix. There are much more users than people who
> do releases after all.
> Do you need to add the -incubating suffix via maven?  When staging
> the release in dev, you can name the file as you like.  Even if not,
> maven assembly adds a suffix for you.  you can name your execution -src-incubating to
include it.

Yes, I guess it's not a problem even for Maven-based projects, that
was my point. The FreeMarker build is not Maven-based, and it can
already do this.

 Daniel Dekany

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