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Re: [All] What's in a "beta" release?


What's the difference to a nightly build being published to the Apache
Snapshot repo?

Benedikt

Am Mi., 29. Aug. 2018 um 21:51 Uhr schrieb Gary Gregory <
garydgregory@xxxxxxxxx>:

> We do not have hard rules for betas AFAIK. IMO, only a beta can depend on
> another beta, for example see HttpComponents. We should not release a
> non-beta that depends on a beta. I think breaking BC is to be expected in
> an alpha and less so in a beta. Changing package names and coordinates from
> one beta to the next seems a bit excessive but I would not object to it.
>
> Gary
>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 10:36 Gilles <gilles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Hello.
> >
> > Do you have an idea of what it would take to automate "beta"
> > releases?
> > By this I mean: take a component (at some state) and create
> > a  branch (with all the necessary adaptations) to become an
> > official release.
> >
> > Are "beta" releases subject to the same BC requirements as
> > "ordinary" ones?  Concretely, suppose that several releases
> > will be necessary: Do they have to change top-level package
> > name?
> >
> > Can a (non-"beta") release (of some component) depend on a
> > "beta" release (of another component)?  Or has the former to
> > be a "beta" too?
> >
> > Rationale: I imagine that uploading to "Maven Central" may
> > help correcting the misrepresentation of resources available
> > from this project.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Gilles
> >
> >
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