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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2005 18:31:33 GMT
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.

-David

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