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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: "-incubator" in versions of podling maven artifacts
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:14:45 GMT
On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <>

> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Benson Margulies <>
> wrote:
> > Since the only official release is the source release, perhaps that's
> > the only place where we in fact need a policy?
> I would really encourage us to keep this for Maven. Especially for Maven
> where you may have no clue about the status of the project. And honestly,
> I don't see what's the big deal of having -incubating in a version string.


This is a very useful practice.  One of the first actions of a newly
top-level project should be to make a release and that is a perfect time to
remove the mark.

It's a great transition ritual.

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