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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ManifoldCF - jars should not be stored in SVN
Date Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:05:02 GMT
I'm sure that it isn't a policy. It's a good practice avoiding
Subversion bloat. There are certainly Apache projects who still have a
trunk-load of checked-in jars.

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM, Karl Wright <daddywri@gmail.com> wrote:
> Please point me at a URL where it says this is Apache policy.  I know
> of several Apache projects which work the same way ManifoldCF does.
> svn is perfectly capable of storing binary images of all kinds.
>
> Karl
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 5:53 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've just noticed that there are lots of jars stored in SVN under
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/lcf/branches/release-0.1-branch
>>
>> AIUI, SVN should not be used for storing library jars.
>>
>> ==
>>
>> The way other projects manage this is to define the jar dependencies
>> in a build file, and get the build process to download the jars.
>>
>> If using Maven, this is trivial, as declared dependencies are
>> automatically downloaded.
>>
>> It's not that difficult when using Ant either - see for example the
>> Tomcat or JMeter projects.
>>
>> There is also an Ant Maven task:
>> http://maven.apache.org/ant-tasks/examples/dependencies.html
>>
>> and Apache Ivy
>> http://ant.apache.org/ivy/
>>
>> though I've not used either of those.
>>
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