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From Karl Wright <daddy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache ManifoldCF 0.1
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:17:50 GMT
> It's unacceptable to not release software according to Apache guidelines. There's some
flexibility in those guidelines (whether to include a binary release or not, whether to include
jar files in a distro or use Maven, etc.), and then there's not (must include a source release;
must have a KEYS file; etc.etc.)
>

I'm not arguing; I've accepted the conclusion that there will be no
binary distribution.

>>
>> The three copies of the dependent jars occur because of the following:
>>
>> - There is one copy of the jar that is used by the build
>> - There are two distinct execution environments, one single-process,
>> and one multi-process, that are built
>> - Each execution environment has its own subtree that it executes from
>
> Are all of these Jars simply copies of an original Jar, or are they separately licensed?
>

It's all the same license.  The dependent jars are copied into the
appropriate target locations by the build process.  So without the
build, you have one copy of each dependent jar.

>>
>> If the built environments are no longer distributed, then there will
>> be one copy of each dependent jar included.  I'm leaning towards just
>> having this minimum distribution since size is apparently a huge issue
>> here.
>
> It's a huge issue everywhere. Your release will be mirrored around the world using Apache's
mirroring system. Beyond that it will be likely replicated N times at M companies who are
using it. Size *is* a big issue, not just *here*.

This was not obvious to me in the era of 1Tb disks costing $50.
Builds of this size have not been considered problematic in any place
I've worked for at least a decade.  But I will accept your
restrictions.

>
> Eh, either way is fine with me, and I don't think anyone here should legislate on this.
It should be a ManifoldCF community decision IMHO.
>

If you are flexible, I will recommend we include the built docs.  It
will increase the size of the distribution somewhat (from 32M to 45M
per tar.gz/zip), but it gives the user much more environmental
flexibility.

Karl

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