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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] HttpComponents Client 4.2.6 release
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:28:44 GMT
On Mon, 2013-09-02 at 21:59 +0530, Asankha C. Perera wrote:
> On 09/02/2013 06:06 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-09-02 at 11:53 +0100, sebb wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > Further httpclient/src/test/resources/suffixlist.txt has got EOL=LF in
> > the zip file so it disagrees with the SVN tag checkout.
> >
> > Also, the *.properties files ought to be CRLF on Windows (they are
> > native in SVN)
> > Likewise *.xsl and *.css and SPNEGO.svg
> > Otherwise checkouts of the tag don't agree with the Zip
> >
> > I am sorry but I have no idea what this is all about. I have no idea why
> > they should agree in the first place.
> I guess Sebastian's concern is that if you unzip the Zip on a Windows 
> box, and compare the result with a checkout of the tag on the same 
> Windows system, the line endings would be different between the two for 
> some files. Although that maybe a minor issue, if the differences are 
> related only to the line endings of a few files, I would not consider it 
> a blocker to the release. Personally I consider differences in line 
> endings as ignorable, and many IDEs or file compare tools also tend to 
> ignore them. I guess one who would look for the source releases would 
> prefer to get it directly via the SVN tag, and ones who download the 
> source archive of a release would generally want to refer to the code 
> for understanding or debugging etc - so the line endings would not be 
> that critical - my 2c

I understand the technical bits. What I do not understand is why that
would matter at all, why anyone in their sane mind would want to compare
SVN tag with the content of ZIP archive and why on earth we need to
waste our collective time on stuff like that? 


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