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From "Guillaume Nodet" <gno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Distribution Thoughts
Date Mon, 16 Oct 2006 22:33:08 GMT
On 10/16/06, Dan Diephouse <dan@envoisolutions.com> wrote:
> Daniel Kulp wrote:
> > Dan,
> >
> >
> >> I just downloaded our distribution SNAPSHOT [1] and poked around a bit.
> >> First let me say, great work - its looking quite good! However, I think
> >> we need to address a few items before we're ready for a release:
> >>
> >>     * Why is it a JAR and not a ZIP/Tgz? I personally don't like it and
> >>       I doubt the incubator will be very keen on it either. For one it
> >>       extracts a META-INF directory which is annoying and for two it
> >>       isn't very friendly to users. I would be much more in favor of
> >>       both a zip/tgz distribution.
> >>
> >
> > It's a self running jar.   java -jar cxf-.......jar
> >
> > The purpose is that it handles the CR/LF things for windows/unix without
> > worrying about windows kits builtin on Linux and vice versa.  It also
> > checks the JDK version and other verifications.   Long term, we want to
> > update that with simple "options" that the installer can ask for.
> > (like "Install JCA support?  (Y/n)").

This is usually what's done with zip + tar.gz distribution

> >
> >
> This makes me nervous as no other projects do it and people are more
> familiar with zip files.

Agreed.

> >>     * The archive should expand into the directory
> >>       cxf-2.0-incubator-VERSION. Not doing so is highly frowned upon at
> >>       Apache. bin, docs, lib, dirs should be include in this directory.
> >>

I would say (if you want Robert Burrel Donkin to -1 the release) that it must
extract in a apache-cxf-2.0-incubator directory.

-- 
Cheers,
Guillaume Nodet

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