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Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:46:24 GMT
David Blevins <> wrote on 01/04/2005 04:31:33 AM:

> 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 
> > >   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

That would be nice so that any IDE/tool that operates on a source archive 
can be used (not just some IDEs (e.g. eclipse) that have smarts to find 
source files in subdirectories of an archive). 


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