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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Commons VFS 2.0
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:08:50 GMT
On 4 November 2010 17:05, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> On 04/11/2010 12:59, Brian Fox wrote:
>> So I wonder why a tar.gz sourceball is needed and is it worth it to
>> diverge just for that.
>
> How about users that want to work with sources on platforms where CRLF
> endings are a PITA?
>
> Tomcat distributes sources in .zip and .tar.gz versions for exactly this
> reason.

Also, if there were no tgz source, then a Unix user would need to
download tgz binary and zip source.
Potentially confusing.

Tar.gz also tends to provide better compression.

> Mark
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