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From Andrew McIntyre <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 18:11:11 GMT

On Oct 27, 2005, at 10:59 AM, Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:

>   3. txt files, README and friends have CRLF in zips and LF in tars.

Forgot about those. Good point.

>   4. HTML/XML should have, um... not sure...

Programs that process these files for display shouldn't care about  
the line-endings. Of course, if you open one of them up in an editor,  
you might not get what you would expect, but then, why would you be  
doing that?  :-)

> But if they are going to be different (and I'm not saying they should
> be) we certainly have to label the files clearly on the download page,
> like:
>   db-derby- (Windows CRLF line terminators)
>   db-derby- (Unix LF line terminators)

Agreed. But as for fixing up the line feeds on the text files:

- should we? It looks like that would match up with the previous  
release, since I built the tars on Linux and the zips on Windows. But,
- is it worth it, for a small number of text files? Maybe, since  
we're talking about LICENSE, NOTICE, etc. being readable on any  
platform regardless of the build platform.


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