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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Source in .msi packages
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2001 23:55:01 GMT
No, it was a majority decision...

...the majority decision saiz that 99% of win32 users never owned
or installed a compiler.  The other majority decision says that Unix
packages never contain the source tree.

Of course, they do include /lib, /include, /libexec etc, so you should
be set for building -against- apache if you so desire.

And I have taken to packaging a win32 'zip' package of the sources, 
including (for win32) the 'exported' .mak files from .dsp vc projects.
(In /dist/httpd/)  So everyone should be quite happy.


From: "Rodent of Unusual Size" <Ken.Coar@Golux.Com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 5:00 PM

> I just noticed that the dist/binaries/win32/ page says
> that as of 1.3.22 we stopped providing .msi packages
> that include the source.  I don't recall that being
> discussed; can someone point me to a message in the
> thread if there was one?
> If it *wasn't* discussed, was this a unilateral decision?
> Because I'm strongly opposed to this continual churn
> in what and how we provide Windows packages, and I
> strongly think we should do for 1.3.22 what we did for
> earlier versions: have with-source and no-source versions
> of the packages.

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