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From "Sandy McArthur" <sandy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Suggestion for all of Commons
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2006 21:43:58 GMT
On 3/29/06, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/29/06, Sandy McArthur <sandymac@apache.org> wrote:
> > On 3/29/06, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Or maybe we should simply advertise the dependencies pages better?
> >
> > Dependencies should be listed on the download page. The mind set of
> > someone wanting to to use a component is and I know this from having
> > done it a dozen or so times:
>
> I've come to believe that dependencies should be included in the
> distribution. Also that we shouldn't bother with binary and source
> distributions anymore; be like tapestry/hivemind (I think they're the
> ones) and have just the one dist file.

I'm almost cool with that. I'd be happy with a full download
(binary.jar, sources, docs, etc) and just the raw binary.jar

85% of the time downloading the binary distrobution is just an extra
step to get to what I want: the binary.jar

> > 1. Find the component's site.
> > 2. Find the download link on the site.
> > 3. See want they want to download (src/bin, tar/zip)
> > 4. Unpack
> > 5. Find the jar and add it to their project.
> >
> > Step #3 is where we have the most cranial activity available to us and
> > we should take advantage of that. Any other step and the end user is
> > just going through the motions trying to get their work done with as
> > little effort as possible.
>
> Agreed.
>
> Hen
>
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Sandy McArthur

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