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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: [ASFCS40] Specifically what should be our "binary distribution"?
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:56:26 GMT
On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Joe Brockmeier <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 02:19 PM, Chip Childers wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Looking at previous CloudStack releases on sourceforge, I see that the
>> "binary" distributions are tar.gz rpm/deb packages for RHEL and
>> Ubuntu.  I've looked at other Apache projects, and I see that they
>> usually include the built jar files as their "binary" release
>> artifacts.
>> So my question for everyone is, what specifically do you think we
>> should be distributing as an RC (and eventually as a release)?  Do we
>> want to do a set of the jar files in a tar.gz archive?  Do we want to
>> do RPM and DEV packages?  Do we want both?
> How useful are a set of .jar packages in a tarball?
> Ideally, we can provide something that lets people get set up in as few
> steps as possible.

Agreed - I was raising the question, but I don't think it's needed or useful.

>> If we do the RPM and DEB packages, what OS should we be building on for
>> each?
> At a minimum, the latest RHEL/CentOS and Ubuntu LTS.

OK - So should we agree specifically on building on CentOS 6.3 and Ubuntu 12.04?

> (Long term we need to focus on being included with the distros, but
> that's a different discussion.)
>> I know these questions might be obvious to some people, but I wanted
>> to get a clear consensus from the list.
> Thanks!
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb

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