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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:51:58 GMT
On 23/11/2009, Branko ─îibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
> sebb wrote:
>  > On 23/11/2009, Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org> wrote:
>  >
>  >>  On Nov 23, 2009, at 5:49 PM, sebb wrote:
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>> There is only a "bz2" archive.
>  >>> Normally projects release archives in zip andr tar.gz format which are
>  >>> more commonly supported.
>  >>>
>  >>> IMO, this is a release blocker
>  >>>
>  >>>
>  >>  Just curious why you think this is a blocker? Each project knows better
>  >> what formats are common and acceptable in the target user community. There's
>  >> no single distribution format and this is not a blocker IMO.
>  >>
>  >
>  > The project OS targets include Windows, which does not support BZ2
>  > natively by default, whereas Windows does now support Zip archives.
>  >
>
>
> Most people on Windows will prefer to use an installer provided by
>  someone else, anyway. The "someone else" is likely to have 7-zip or some
>  other free archiver that does support bzip2 installed.
>
>
>  > AFAIK, all other ASF releases use both tar.gz and zip archives.
>  >
>
>
> I'm going to barge in again, but this is like requiring every Apache
>  project from now on to be written in Java, "because Windows usually has
>  a JRE but not a C compiler installed." Next you'll be mandating coding
>  standards.

Not relevant - the discussion is about what archives are supported by
the OS, not the development process.

Even Apache httpd (which is written in C) releases Windows archives in
Zip (and MSI) format.

>  Isn't this just a /little/ bit over the line of sensible requirements?

No.

>  -- Brane
>
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