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From "Oliver Zeigermann" <oliver.zeigerm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [transaction] Commons Transaction 1.2 rc3 ready for inspection
Date Sun, 30 Jul 2006 19:33:31 GMT
2006/7/30, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com>:
> On 7/30/06, Oliver Zeigermann <oliver.zeigermann@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2006/7/30, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com>:
> > >  * Why are the dependencies (the lib folder) included in both distros?
> > > I'd prefer that they aren't, is there any particular reason why
> > > [transaction] does that?
> >
> > The main build process uses ant which requires these libraries.
> >
> <snip/>
>
> I'm not in favor of distributing deps along with Commons libraries'
> distributions.
>
> IMO:
>
>  * Its straightforward to provide an ant target to download the deps.

Oh. I am ignorant. Did not know that. How does this work? That might
be an option.

>  * Distribution of (potentially) 3rd party binaries (as an example,
> JUnit, in this case) means we have to understand their licenses (by
> refering to the ASF legal docs), determine reciprocity requirements as
> needed etc. No bang for the buck here.

JUnit is save to use. All others are from Apache. Anyway, maybe they
could be kept optional.

Oliver

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