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From Oliver Zeigermann <oliver.zeigerm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Distributions to include dependencies?
Date Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:03:40 GMT
I am with Henri here...

Oliver


On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 17:36:02 -0500, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 15:14:36 -0500, Phil Steitz <phil@steitz.com> wrote:
> > Henri Yandell wrote:
> > > Not a huge issue for things like Lang which have no dependencies, but
> > > for other things like Digester I think it would be a lot better if the
> > > binary tar.gz contained the jars it depends on?
> >
> > Just my HO, but to me that defeats the purpose of
> > ibiblio/java-repository.  It also bloats distros and adds to the
> > effective contract of the distro and responsibility of the RM needlessly
> > (Would doing this effectively require us to store whatever jars were
> > grabbed at release time in cvs/svn?)
> 
> Nope. The jars come from the ibiblio/java-repo at dist-time.
> 
> A maven user would still use it in the same way, but maven users do
> not use the tar.gz distributions, they use the jars in the repos.
> 
> > I may be in the minority here, but I have never liked the "bundle all
> > dependencies for convenience" approach -- either as a user or as a
> > developer.  As a user, I am never sure exactly what I am getting "in the
> > bundled version"  <cut>
> 
> dependencies/commons-logging-1.0.3.jar
> dependencies/commons-beanutils-1.7.jar
> 
> > <cut> I understand that for complex products like
> >   struts or tomcat, it may be impractical *not* to bundle dependencies;
> > but I do not see it as necessary for commons components.
> 
> If I download the digester.tar.gz, I then need to download the
> logging.tar.gz and the beanutils.tar.gz.
> 
> Hen
> 
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