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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Drop incubating requirement of Maven artifacts
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:45:49 GMT
-1, I like having the indication.  I also question why other folks aren't
using it or some other flag to indicate that it's an incubating project.


On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 12:23 PM John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:

> All,
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> I'm calling to vote on a proposed policy change.  Current guide at [1]
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> indicates that maven artifacts should include incubator (or incubating) in
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> the version string of maven artifacts.  Its labeled as a best practice, not
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> a requirement and is not a policy followed on other repository management
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> tools (e.g. PyPi).
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> I therefore push forward that the incubator will cease expecting java-based
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> projects to publish artifacts with "-incubating" in the version string,
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> with the understanding that:
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> - Incubating is a term used to refer to a project's stability, not a
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> release's stability.  It is generally understood that incubating projects
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> are not necessarily immature, but may have a potential of failing to become
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> a TLP.
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> - Podling releases are endorsed, the podling itself is not endorsed.  We
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> will not approve releases that are blatantly against ASF policies.
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> [ ] +1 Drop the -incubator/-incubating expectation of maven projects
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> [ ] +/0
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> [ ] -1 Don't drop because....
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> [1]:
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> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/release-java.html#best-practice-maven
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