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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] preservation policy for third-party snapshot sources
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:13:22 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:


> There are 3 possible policies:
> 1/ do not keep sources. The build date that's present in the jar name 
> gives us enough precision to get the corresponding sources, even if 
> some files may have changed within a 24 hour period.
> 2/ keep sources as a separate zip file. This allows to distribute 
> binary-only jars, and we can dig the Cocoon CVS to get the 
> corresponding sources when needed.
> 3/ include the sources inside the jar. This makes the jar size bigger 
> but ensures immediate availability of source files.
> Please cast your votes:
> [ ] do not keep sources
> [ ] keep sources as separate zip files
> [X] keep sources in jar files

This solution ensures permanent and unambiguous availability of snapshot 
sources, especially in critical situations such as commando-debugging at 
a customer site months after the deployment (yes, we sometimes deploy 
unreleased Cocoon versions).


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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