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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:08:16 GMT

On Nov 23, 2009, at 9:02 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:

>
> On Nov 23, 2009, at 11:10 AM, 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.
>>
>> AFAIK, all other ASF releases use both tar.gz and zip archives.
>
> Personally, I don't see how this is a blocking issue. It is unusual.  
> However, I leave it up to the VCL community to decide what archive  
> format is meeting the needs of their users.

This reflects my sentiments as well.


Regards,
Alan



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