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From Dain Sundstrom <dsundst...@gluecode.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:50:57 GMT
On Mar 31, 2005, at 10:31 AM, David Blevins wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 10:12:42AM -0500, toby cabot wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>>
>> I agree with the first few bullets.
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 07:40:13AM -0800, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>>> * verification that the src bundle actually builds and results in the
>>>   same binary as we are distibuting
>>
>> Is a src bundle is useful to anyone at this stage of the game?  For
>> "real" releases, sure, but for now it might make more sense to release
>> binaries only and point people at the source code control system if
>> they want to build.  The problem with people building from the source
>> bundle is that if they try to do anything interesting (like make
>> changes to the code) then they're in trouble since they won't have a
>> mechanism to stay in sync or submit patches that apply cleanly. I
>> think that we've got good enough instructions on the wiki so building
>> from svn isn't much more complicated than building from a tarball.
>
> It'd be nice to have a pure source jar (no build files or anything
> else) that people could hookup to their IDE.  Something like the
> src.jar in JAVA_HOME.

+1

-dain


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