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From Wido den Hollander <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Binaries (jars) in our source tree/source releases.
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:14:21 GMT

On 07/27/2012 06:51 PM, David Nalley wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:13 PM, David Nalley <> wrote:
>> In one of the OSCON discussions, I noted the recent polite discussion
>> re binary jars in source releases on general@incubator. While this is
>> apparently tolerated (if you don't mind wearing Nomex), it's
>> considered a Bad Thing (TM) generally speaking. Folks suggested that
>> we look at how subversion handles this. In short, Subversion has a
>> script that downloads all of their dependencies in binary form - and
>> they also provide a download for the deps as a tarball.
>> This made me think that perhaps we should add a .gitignore entry for
>> .jars in deps/ (and tools/), and write a script that downloads the
>> specific versions of the dependencies that we need and depending on
>> argument, either places them in the deps/ directory or creates a
>> tarball. (hopefully verifying {md5|sha1}sum for each binary along the
>> way)
>> Thoughts? comments? flames?
>> --David
> As a followup to this, I am proposing that at least for the time being
> [1] that we just make this an optional ant target, something along the
> lines of:
> <project name="CloudStack Deps Resolver" default="help" basedir=".">
>    <description> This downloads binary copies of dependencies for
> building CloudStack</description>
>    <target name="resolveDependencies">
>     <mkdir dir="deps" />
>     <get src=""
> dest="deps/log4j-1.2.9.jar" usetimestamp="true" />
>     <get src=""
> dest="deps/libvirt-0.4.7.jar" usetimestamp="true" />
>    </target>
> </project>

libvirt-java 0.4.8 is the latest release which contains everything we 
need for CS 4.0

I'll send a request to Daniel from RedHat to update the maven2 JAR files 
so it contains a 0.4.8 JAR.


> If I don't get any pushback, I'll start working on this more next week.
> [1] Yes, I know, temporary becomes permanent. But I think this is far
> better than our current intolerable situation, and is still quick and
> easy (compared to learning Ivy or switching to Maven) to implement.
> Unless someone else wants to pick up the work to do that.
> --David

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