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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Cordova 1.9.0 release vote
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:02:37 GMT
Could we package a release as containing both binaries and source? Best of
both worlds.

On 7/3/12 4:48 PM, "Jukka Zitting" <> wrote:

>On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>>> Instead of using a script to produce the source archive, why don't we
>>> simply "git archive" the relevant tags of each cordova repository,
>>> sign and checksum them, and release the results?
>> the main reason is developer ergonomics; the repos are setup to work
>> on cordova...
>That's all the more reason to release the code as-is instead of in any
>pre-processed form. Let me explain:
>The primary purpose of an open source project is to release *source
>code*, and we should do so using a format that makes the most sense to
>developers working on it.
>We can also make pre-built binaries and other build artifacts
>available based on the source code we release, but it must be possible
>for anyone to generate such artifacts with nothing but the source
>release and relevant build instructions. That's the bit I'm most
>concerned about. Can I take the 1.9.0 source zip and build the other
>release artifacts from it? I believe I can (otherwise I wouldn't have
>voted +1) since I've read the coho script in detail, but that's IMHO a
>pretty complex, fragile and hard to understand set of build
>Don't get me wrong, coho is a valuable tool! IMHO it should be a *part
>of* Cordova releases, not the tooling to generate them. That way our
>build instructions for a source release would simply boil down to
>invoking the included coho script and letting it do all the hard work
>of figuring out what to build and how.
>Jukka Zitting

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