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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache ManifoldCF 0.1
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:25:11 GMT
On 6 January 2011 16:10, Karl Wright <daddywri@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am happy to provide clear-text versions of KEYS and CHANGES.txt if
> that is what you require.  I've just never seen any other Apache
> project that did that.

All Apache releases require pgp signatures, and the KEYS file must
contain the key necessary to validate the signature.

The KEYS file should be referenced from the download page, alongside
the sig and hash files.

For example:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

The key should also be added to a pgp key server.

> As for whether there should be separate source and binary
> distributions, bear in mind that a binary-only distribution of
> ManifoldCF makes little sense.  ManifoldCF is unusual in that it
> distributes a number of connectors which require third-party libraries
> in order to compile.  We do not distribute those libraries for
> licensing reasons.  Conditional compilation is used to build those
> connectors for which you supply the right bits.  The binary part thus
> includes only the framework, and those connectors which depend only on
> open-source code.  This is relatively limited but makes it faster and
> easier for someone to start things up right out of the box.
>
> So, effectively, you are asking us to not have a binary distribution
> in order to save on space.  Is this a firm request, or is this just
> unhappiness at the download time?  FWIW, I personally don't think such
> a build will save a great deal tar/zip space, but I can certainly
> check and get back to you.

AIUI there must be a source distribution; the binary distribution is optional.

The consumer should not be forced to download the binary distribution
in order to get the source.

> Karl
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
> <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>> Hi Karl,
>>
>> On Jan 6, 2011, at 7:14 AM, Karl Wright wrote:
>>
>>> Answering on Grant's behalf, the ManifoldCF artifact contains both
>>> source and binary, and the KEYS and CHANGES.txt files are within the
>>> artifact, as seems to be standard Apache practice.
>>
>> Well I won't say it's standard Apache practice in my experience. I've made probably
over a dozen releases in about 3+ different Apache projects so far (Nutch, Tika, SIS) and
I've always put out a plain-text version of CHANGES.txt and KEYS alongside the release artifacts.
The advantage of doing so is that I don't have to download a 140 MB file before I can check
what changes are part of the release.
>>
>> Also one of the things that Clutch checks in the Incubator is that there is a KEYS
file in the distribution area, separate of the release artifacts. So, I would say it should
be there.
>>
>>>  You just need to
>>> untar/unzip it.
>>
>> Thanks for the pointer. I'd like to see the source and binary tarballs separated.
Strictly speaking, you really only need a source release, but it's up to you guys I think
if you want to provide a binary one too. The advantage is that the source release is likely
much smaller I'm guessing than the binary.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
>>> <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>
>>>> Is this a source or binary release? How are you guys making the release?
Using Ant or Maven?
>>>>
>>>> Can you guys provide a KEYS and CHANGES.txt file as part of the release artifacts?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Chris
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 6, 2011, at 5:12 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> The Apache ManifoldCF community has voted to release our first set of
artifacts and now would like an Incubator vote.  Since this is our first release, extra attention
to detail is appreciated.
>>>>>
>>>>> You can find the artifacts at http://people.apache.org/~kwright/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Grant
>>>>>
>>>>>
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