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Permanent/Archive links for recent Orbit releases? [message #1062253] Thu, 06 June 2013 17:55 Go to next message
Bruno Medeiros is currently offline Bruno MedeirosFriend
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Hello.
I reference an Orbit p2 repository in the Maven Tycho automated build
script for my project. That Orbit p2 repository no longer exists though
(
http://download.eclipse.org/tools/orbit/downloads/drops/S20130308121626/repository/
) and as such the build is broken. I didn't realize this link was not
permanent. I tried looking into the Orbit archived builds but they only
have releases as far as 2011 which is not suitable.
Could we have permanent/archive links for recent Orbit releases then? Or
is this available somewhere else that I have missed?

- Bruno Medeiros
D Development Tools: http://code.google.com/p/ddt/
Re: Permanent/Archive links for recent Orbit releases? [message #1062276 is a reply to message #1062253] Thu, 06 June 2013 23:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Williams is currently offline David WilliamsFriend
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On 06/06/2013 01:55 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
> Hello.
> I reference an Orbit p2 repository in the Maven Tycho automated build
> script for my project. That Orbit p2 repository no longer exists
> though (
> http://download.eclipse.org/tools/orbit/downloads/drops/S20130308121626/repository/
> ) and as such the build is broken. I didn't realize this link was not
> permanent. I tried looking into the Orbit archived builds but they
> only have releases as far as 2011 which is not suitable.
> Could we have permanent/archive links for recent Orbit releases then?
> Or is this available somewhere else that I have missed?
>
> - Bruno Medeiros
> D Development Tools: http://code.google.com/p/ddt/

Once or twice a year S-builds are promoted to R-builds and those are the
ones that are retained "forever". As documented in the link on the
download page, that leads to
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Promotion%2C_Release%2C_and_Retention_Policies

HTH
Re: Permanent/Archive links for recent Orbit releases? [message #1088211 is a reply to message #1062276] Fri, 16 August 2013 19:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bruno Medeiros is currently offline Bruno MedeirosFriend
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David Williams wrote on Thu, 06 June 2013 19:12
On 06/06/2013 01:55 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
Once or twice a year S-builds are promoted to R-builds and those are the
ones that are retained "forever". As documented in the link on the
download page, that leads to
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Promotion%2C_Release%2C_and_Retention_Policies

HTH


Thanks, that's exactly the info I was looking for.

Using an R-build should keep the build scripts correct for at least 2 years then, that's good.
Although I would argue that for super-duper correctness Smile the R-builds should have archive links as soon as possible, such that the build-scripts/target-definitions using the latest R-builds would be correct indefinitely.
Re: Permanent/Archive links for recent Orbit releases? [message #1115488 is a reply to message #1088211] Tue, 24 September 2013 07:00 Go to previous message
David Williams is currently offline David WilliamsFriend
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Senior Member
On 08/16/2013 05:56 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
> David Williams wrote on Thu, 06 June 2013 19:12
>> On 06/06/2013 01:55 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
>> Once or twice a year S-builds are promoted to R-builds and those are
>> the ones that are retained "forever". As documented in the link on
>> the download page, that leads to
>> http://wiki.eclipse.org/Promotion%2C_Release%2C_and_Retention_Policies
>>
>> HTH
>
>
> Thanks, that's exactly the info I was looking for.
>
> Using an R-build should keep the build scripts correct for at least 2
> years then, that's good. Although I would argue that for super-duper
> correctness :) the R-builds should have archive links as soon as
> possible, such that the build-scripts/target-definitions using the
> latest R-builds would be correct indefinitely.

I've added this suggestion to bug
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=416485
We have done that on other projects, after learning the lesson from
Apache Tomcat :)
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