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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Buildable source packages
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:12:44 GMT
I am not against us providing it (if somebody cares to write it), but  
I don't think this is required either under my understanding or the  
quoted page (see my other message on why).


On Aug 16, 2010, at 8:58 PM, Mike Kienenberger wrote:
> Moving this to a separate thread:
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Andrus Adamchik
> <> wrote:
>> It is practically impossible to do that as the
>> build system is ... well, complex. I am sure most non-C Apache  
>> projects
>> won't let you build from sources in the distro.
> I wasn't really going to respond to this since I didn't think there
> was any ambiguity in the requirements.   But since it's come up...
> All of the other Apache java projects I've used can build from the
> distro source release.
> I don't see making cayenne build from the distro as an impossible
> task.  If the svn checkout can build, then it should be a simple
> matter to copy that build tree into the distro.
> I will agree that's an ugly build system, but that's been the case
> ever since we switched to maven.

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