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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:57:31 GMT
The only thing that should block a release is a policy
violation, either of the IPMC or the ASF.  This doesn't
appear to be the case.

Sebb, I'd like to suggest you join the IPMC so you can
issue binding +/- 1's instead of overall vetoes (which
carry no weight unless it pertains to policy).



----- Original Message ----
> From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, November 23, 2009 11:51:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
> 
> On 23/11/2009, Branko ─îibej wrote:
> > sebb wrote:
> >  > On 23/11/2009, Andrus Adamchik 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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