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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Problems with release checking
Date Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:24:55 GMT
sebb wrote:
> It was quite tedious checking the 4.0.1 release because of spurious
> variations between the tgz and zip archives.
> 
> Apart from the LF/CRLF line ending differences, which are easy to
> allow for, there are quite a lot of files in the ZIP archive that have
> an additional CRLF at the end. This can be fixed by adding
> 
> fixlast="false"
>

Sebastian,

Just go ahead and fix obvious issues without too much of a protocol.

> to the Ant script which repackages the zip file.
> 
> BTW, the Ant script is not suitable for use on Windows, because it
> only fixes the zip file.
> It ought to be changed to detect the EOL type and fix the appropriate archive.
> 

How can one reliably detect the EOL type of an archive with ant or 
maven? Can you elaborate?

> The $HeadURL:$ SVN markers can cause problems when comparing the
> source archive with the tag unless one uses the same URL as the
> builder used.
> 
> HeadURL causes major problems when comparing SVN checkouts.
> I think the markers should be removed (or disabled).
> 
> Similarly, the $Date:$ SVN marker causes problems when comparing
> files, because the date is expressed as a local date. This can be
> allowed for in automated comparisons, but is still a nuisance. IMO,
> the benefits of having the Date outweigh the disadvantages. If one
> really needs the date, then consider using $Id which uses UTC, for
> example:
> 
> $Id: calc.c 148 2006-07-28 21:30:43Z sally $
> 

Let's just get rid of those in trunk. Hopefully there will be no need 
for another release off the 4.0.x branch.

Oleg


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