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Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:16:11 GMT
toby cabot <> wrote on 01/04/2005 01:12:42 AM:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Toby

Is there a reason why we don't include the svn files in the source tarball 
(we didn't in M3).  Wouldn't that make it easier for people to make 
patches or see a comparison to HEAD to see if a problem they have 
encountered has been fixed?


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