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From Branko ─îibej <br...@xbc.nu>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:41:17 GMT
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.

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

-- Brane

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