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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Source inside binary zips.
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2002 06:39:48 GMT
On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 06:54:40AM +0100, Paul Hammant wrote:
> Folks,
> 
>    <zip zipfile="${bin.dist.dir}/src.zip" compress="false">
>        <zipfileset dir="src/java"/>
>    </zip>
> 
> The above seems to be typical in build files.  i.e. binary distributions 
> include source.
> 
> I'm a little uncomfortable as this means that downloaders can see source 
> but have no ability to compile it as related non java source and files 
> are missing.  Are we really happy with this?

Probably it's just for reference; when debugging a stacktrace, I find it
useful to be able to look up the indicated line number. Also, browsing
code is often more productive than browsing javadocs. Plus it emphasises
that this is open source code.


--Jeff

> 
> - Paul

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