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From Martijn Dashorst <>
Subject Re: Omitting "-incubating" suffix in Maven artifact version attribute for FreeMarker
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:50:02 GMT
For reference, please read this thread from 2008:

It has all the arguments for and against the -incubating versioning
label, and why the disclaimer exists. Warning: it is long (I haven't
even reached the conclusion after about an hour of reading).

It goes of a bit about releasing through Maven, and some quibles with
central repository management and releases and other politics, but it
should be enlightening to see all positions. Read it with an open mind
and don't look only for the bits that support your position, but try
to understand the other side as well.


On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 6:54 PM, Jacopo Cappellato
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Martijn Dashorst <
>> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Freemarker has been in incubation for 17 months. What do you need to
>> learn and do before you will start your graduation vote?
> In my opinion the Freemarker project would be ready to successfully pass a
> graduation vote and a discussion thread is going on in the project's
> mailing list; based on how the conversation is going the community may
> decide to wait a few more weeks in order to try to attract some committers.
> However I think that the topic discussed in this thread (about the concern
> that the "-incubating" suffix may mislead the consumers about the stability
> of a software product) is a valid one; even if its output will not probably
> affect Freemarker (that could be a TLP by then).
> Jacopo

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