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From Dion Gillard <dion.gill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all][POLL] what files to fixcrlf for windows distributions
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:02:24 GMT
As someone who uses Windows on a daily basis, I've never had a
pproblem with the LF line endings and hence would only filter *.txt in
a binary distribution.

On 11/15/05, Mario Ivankovits <mario@ops.co.at> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> It turns out that it is required to fix the crlf (EOL) thing when
> building distributions for windows distributions.
> A "windows distribution" is a distribution packed as zip file.
>
> Maven will add support to define a filter to setup the extension of the
> files to convert.
>
> Anyway I think we should find a standard how to setup this filter.
>
>
> The extension in question are:
>
> [ ] .txt
> [ ] .java
> [ ] .properties
> [ ] .xml
> [ ] .css
>
> .java, .properties, .xml, .css might be problematic as we might get
> diffs with the wrong line ending then - on the other hand for an
> developer its not needed as every IDE can handle LF only line endings
> and our source code format should define this (the LF ending) as required.
>
> So only .txt might be save as this is generally the release notes files
> and getting patches for it is very unlikely ;-)
>
> What do you think?
>
> My personal vote goes to .txt only.
>
> Thanks!
> Mario
>
>
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