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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Source Distribution
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 04:04:52 GMT
ok. Let's at least document which targets are usable in the source dist.

thanks,
dims

On 10/29/06, Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@opensource.lk> wrote:
> +1 to keeping the src dist but as the src of the distro .. should be
> buildable and runnable but not meant to be able to build releases out of
> it.
>
> Sanjiva.
>
> On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 22:50 +0530, Ruchith Fernando wrote:
> > On 10/29/06, Eran Chinthaka <chinthaka@opensource.lk> wrote:
> > > I analyzed couple of Apache project's source releases and there seems to
> > > be no consensus on what is to be included in a source release.
> > >
> > > Ant, for example, releases docs also with their source release, while
> > > Tomcat ships only the sources and scripts.
> > >
> > > How about not shipping the source release at all (I know this is
> > > radical, but let me explain). Who will make use of the source release?
> > > Can we expect them to be some users who are bit advance than just
> > > downloading stuff and using it? If yes, then how about not releasing a
> > > source distro and giving instructions on how to check out , the proper
> > > release sources, from maven?
> >
> > I don't think it is a good idea not to release the source since IMHO
> > users who use the source distro are NOT necessarily advanced users.
> >
> > For example if one wants to attach the source to his/her IDE so that
> > the he/she will be able to see proper javadoc comments prompted while
> > coding, that person should simply be able to do that with one step.
> >
> > >
> > > That will sort out scripts issues and legal issues and we have less
> > > artifacts to test with. This is just an idea came to my mind and like to
> > > know your opinion on this.
> > >
> > > -- Chinthaka
> > >
> > > Thilina Gunarathne wrote:
> > > > But there comes a small issue with  the docs target, since we are not
> > > > shipping the xdocs folder...
> > > >
> > > > Other than that we can get the dist-bin & war goals to work.. Already
> > > > I'm working towards that goal...
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Thilina
> > > >
> > > > On 10/29/06, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >> Thilina,
> > > >>
> > > >> We've been lax with the source dist in the past....Anyone should be
> > > >> able to unzip our source dist and run "maven release" to regenerate
> > > >> the dist. Please make sure you check that.
> > > >>
> > > >> thanks,
> > > >> dims
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> Davanum Srinivas : http://www.wso2.net (Oxygen for Web Service
> > > >> Developers)
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