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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [doc] DITA-OT in Derby svn
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:22:37 GMT
Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>> If we were just committing a jar file or two, like we do with the  
>> jakarta-servlet jar for the derby code build, I wouldn't see any  
>> problem at all with it. But by committing the entire software  
>> distribution we're providing alternate distribution (in addition to  
>> SourceForge), even if to just a small number of developers. It  would 
>> be as if we included the entire jakarta-servlet distribution,  which 
>> we don't do (lest I cause confusion) and wouldn't do.
> Hmm, but we include the entire javacc and jakarta-oro distributions  in 
> the code tree, in tools/java. Should we not be doing that?

oh.  :-) It'd be good to follow-up on that. If another Apache project 
does the same, then I wouldn't worry about it -- precedent is good. Also 
this topic may have been raised before on infrastructure@ .

>> My intuition says this wouldn't fly, but if you feel strongly about  
>> it, I suggest you close the loop with infrastructure@.
> The thing is that I *don't* feel strongly about it. :-)  If it's an  
> issue, then we continue to point to Sourceforge.

let's point to SourceForge then.

>> My preference would be to look into a tool that can automate the  
>> software fetch, like maven does; and, in the meantime, instruct the  
>> developers who want to build the derby DITA docs to download the  tool 
>> kit from SourceForge.
> I'll look into maven, but in the interest of getting this going, I'll  
> just commit everything mentioned in my previous mail but the toolkit  zip.

that sounds good.


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