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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache CouchDB 0.8.0-incubating release
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:26:50 GMT
On 21/06/2008, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 05:53:21PM +0300, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>  > Personally, I think it's entirely up to the project to decide in which
>  > formats they want to make their releases available. Do you really need
>  > a zip, or are you asking for it just because of convention? Or more
>  > generally (and mostly to couchdb-dev@), are there potential CouchDB
>  > users who would be better served by a release in zip format?
>
>
> From http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
>
>   Though utilities for all major compression formats are available for all major
>   platforms, not all platforms support all major compression formats by
>   default. Users find it convenient to download the distribution compressed in a
>   familiar format that is easy to decompress on their platform. It is therefore
>   recommended that each type of distribution is shipped in a variety of compressed
>   formats. Ship at least one of tar.gz, bz or bz2 for UNIX and linux (but note
>   this). Ship zip for windows.
>
>  CouchDB does not currently support Windows, so providing a zip seems redundant.
>

OK, in that case I agree, the Zip is not essential.

>
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>
> Noah Slater, http://people.apache.org/~nslater/
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