[eclipselink-dev] Pre-meeting Notification: Removal of eclipselink.jar from repository.
Yes, the subject was intentionally inflammatory; I need all parties who
have a stake in the existence of checked-in copies of eclipselink.jar
and eclipselink-src.zip to take notice.
*** This does not effect web-publication or the generation of our build
artifacts. The web sites, generated archives, P2 and Maven repos are
We have recently been given the go-ahead to move to a generic build user
to run the nightly and continuous builds on the Eclipse build server.
This would allow a more seamless transition in cases were the
responsibility for monitoring the builds shifts (I go on vacation).
There are several caveats however; The generic user will not have write
access to the SVN repository or download site, and will not have signing
Therefore, I'm going to need to shift around how we deal with signing
and publishing, and the nightly build will no longer be able to check-in
artifacts of the build process. In addition, since the archives
(eclipselink.jar and eclipselink-src.zip) will no longer be kept
up-to-date in SVN, I am planning on removing them from the repository to
This shouldn't be too problematic because they were checked in
predominantly as a convenience to QA, who, to my knowledge, have since
moved to other methods of retrieving the built jar (from the web, or
maven). In addition, we are planning on moving toward a more
OSGi-centric means of building and testing in the near future further
lessening the jar's import.
I will be consulting with QA before the change is made, but want to make
sure all parties are aware of the coming change, so this issue can be
discussed at tomorrow's development meeting.
Eric Gwin | Senior Software Developer
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