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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:10:12 GMT
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

+1

Niall

> Regards,
> Alan

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