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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Packaging in 4.1
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:31:14 GMT
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM, Alex Huang <Alex.Huang@citrix.com> wrote:
>> Well, first, Apache CloudStack only releases source code.
>>
>> But Wido is kind enough to also host RPM / DEB package repos for users
>> to take advantage of.  Our install guide explains how to build from
>> source, as well as how to use Wido's repos.
>>
>> This was all true for 4.0.0-incubating, and I think it still holds true
>> for all future releases.
>>
> Chip,
>
> Can you refresh my memory as to why this is?  I look at something like cxf or tomcat,
they all have binary downloads available.
>
> http://cxf.apache.org/download.html
>

Because providing 'binaries' isn't necessarily problematic, but making
yum and apt repos work in the ASF mirror system seems a bit more of an
issue. Plus, Wido stepped up to do the work, no one else has offered
any other alternatives.

--David

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