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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Source inside binary zips.
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:28:02 GMT
On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 16:39, Jeff Turner wrote:
> 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.

They are not "binary" distributions but just distributions ;) ie I think I 
removed the -bin suffix where I added src.zips into dist.

> > 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.

Yep - that was the main reason for it.

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Cheers,

Peter Donald
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