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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: s/distribution/package/g (mostly) on releasemanagement.xml
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:19:09 GMT
Unfortunately, Java has a special meaning for the term "package".

Personally, I'd use the term "artifact" to describe anything that is  
released, can be checksummed and for which a detached signature can be  
created.

Craig

On Aug 18, 2009, at 1:19 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:

> In order to bring the text of
>
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
>
> in line with the text of
>
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
>
> I would like to eliminate most of the usages of the word  
> "distribution"
> in releasemanagement.xml and replace it with the word "package".  I  
> find
> the common usage of the word "distribution" in the Java world (as a  
> surrogate
> for package or archive file) to be a terribly confusing mess when it  
> comes
> to dealing with the nuances of Apache release management issues.
>
> Anybody mind?
>
>
>
>
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
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