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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] re-organise dist directory layout?
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:54:49 GMT
On 25 June 2015 at 15:02, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:
> One benefit of the proposed structure would be, that we would have
> everything that belongs to a release in one place: release notes, sources,
> binaries. Currently the dist location of lang looks like the following:
>
> RELEASE-NOTES.txt (of the 3.4 release)
> - source
> -- 2.6 sources
> -- 3.4 sources
> - binaries
> -- 2.6 binaries
> -- 3.4 binaries
>
> No release notes for 2.6 :-(
>
> Another thing I've never understood is, why it's called "source" (singular)
> but "binaries" (plural).

I think it's because some projects release different binaries for
different architectures.
e.g. httpd.

> I'm +1 to move to the new layout for any releases to come.
>
> Benedikt
>
> 2015-06-23 18:48 GMT+02:00 Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>:
>
>> On 6/23/15 9:05 AM, sebb wrote:
>> > On 22 June 2015 at 19:11, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:
>> >> Sounds good to me. Would be more "maven-style". However I'm not sure how
>> >> this change would affect clients referencing the absolute URLs of the
>> >> artifacts.
>> > It won't affect Maven URLs.
>> >
>> >> Maybe we should change the layout for the releases to come and
>> >> leave anything we already have there as it is?
>> > Yes, it should only apply to new releases.
>>
>> That would get pretty ugly for [pool] and [dbcp] which maintain
>> multiple "current" release distros.  Could probably be hacked with
>> symlinks or something but honestly I would rather spend time on
>> other things...
>>
>> Phil
>> >
>> >> Benedikt
>> >>
>> >> 2015-06-22 7:18 GMT+02:00 Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>:
>> >>
>> >>> I'm OK with a different layout.
>> >>> Gary
>> >>>
>> >>> -------- Original message --------
>> >>> From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
>> >>> Date: 06/21/2015  17:09  (GMT-08:00)
>> >>> To: dev@commons.apache.org
>> >>> Subject: [ALL] re-organise dist directory layout?
>> >>>
>> >>> I wonder whether the current directory layout is the most convenient.
>> >>>
>> >>> At present, binaries and source are held in separate areas, and all
>> >>> versions of each type are combined.
>> >>>
>> >>> I think it might simplify matters to use a single directory per
>> >>> version, with both source and binary together.
>> >>>
>> >>> The current arrangement makes it a bit awkward when uploading the
>> >>> files, as the different files have to be moved into the appropriate
>> >>> folders. It also makes it awkward to delete obsolete versions, and
>> >>> harder to rename files from the dist/dev to the dist/release area.
>> >>> It's also a bit more awkard when checking releases, as two directorie
>> >>> have to be downloaded.
>> >>>
>> >>> Changing the mirror layout would not affect people using the download
>> >>> pages.
>> >>> It would look a bit different for users who browse the mirror folders,
>> >>> but this will be a small minority of users, and it's pretty easy to
>> >>> distinguish the source archives from the binary ones.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thoughts?
>> >>>
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