Re: [DISCUSS] Future usage of dist just for sources?
but we have to provide the source archive for *all* Aries project (main
repo and other repos like aries-jaxrs-whiteboard, etc).
On 07/10/2018 09:56, Christian Schneider wrote:
> The apache release policy requires that we put the sources of all releases
> to the apache dist server:
> We have to make sure to do this but we also should keep the effort as small
> as possible as basically none of our users really uses these artifacts.
> What our users use are the binaries and they use them as far as I know only
> through maven central. We cover this part by putting them on the
> repository.apache.org server.
> So in my opinion the only (but still important) case for using the dist
> server is to cover the legal aspects of a release. Especially to cover the
> release manager from legal problems.
> Because of this I propose we only put the source release zip onto the dist
> In addition I also think we could regularly remove the sources again from
> the dist server as we do not use it for spreading the release to the apache
> mirrors. Every file that is ever put to the dist server is automatically
> put to the archive server too.
> So removing files from dist only makes them eventually disappear from
> mirrors but they always stay in the apache archive. So I think from a legal
> pov we do not need to keep them on dist.
> What do you think?
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