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From "Raphael Bircher" <>
Subject Re: Omitting "-incubating" suffix in Maven artifact version attribute for FreeMarker
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:00:15 GMT
Hi all

Am .12.2016, 15:40 Uhr, schrieb Daniel Dekany <>:

> The original question in this thread is much less generic than in the
> linked one though, so it's certainly easier to answer. Just as a
> reminder, the specialities are these:
> - This project already have suffixless releases from before
>   incubation, which are widely used. If the incubation fails, those
>   versions won't be any better that the incubating ones. After all, ASF
>   won't go around and delete those releases from the Maven Central,
>   from, etc.
> - The project doesn't have an org.apache.* Maven groupId, nor a such
>   Java package (in 2.x.x, because of backward compatibility, and we
>   are talking about 2.x.x only here). So as far as I see it's quite
>   unlikely that the user will see "Apache" without "incubating"
>   because we have removed it from the *Maven* version number, at least
>   if we change <name>Apache FreeMarker</name> in the POM to
>   <name>Apache FreeMarker (incubating)</name>.

For my point of view, this would be the right solution. As I understand  
(incubating) should be added to the Project name and not to the version  

Regards, Raphael

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