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From Tomoe Sugihara <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Binaries (jars) in our source tree/source releases.
Date Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:50:42 GMT
On Jul 21, 2012, at 4:13 AM, David Nalley <> wrote:

> In one of the OSCON discussions, I noted the recent polite discussion
> re binary jars in source releases on general@incubator. While this is
> apparently tolerated (if you don't mind wearing Nomex), it's
> considered a Bad Thing (TM) generally speaking. Folks suggested that
> we look at how subversion handles this. In short, Subversion has a
> script that downloads all of their dependencies in binary form - and
> they also provide a download for the deps as a tarball.

Just out of curiosity, have tools like Ivy and maven been ever considered for dependency management?

Sent from Tomoe's iPhone

> This made me think that perhaps we should add a .gitignore entry for
> .jars in deps/ (and tools/), and write a script that downloads the
> specific versions of the dependencies that we need and depending on
> argument, either places them in the deps/ directory or creates a
> tarball. (hopefully verifying {md5|sha1}sum for each binary along the
> way)
> Thoughts? comments? flames?
> --David

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