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From ant elder <ant.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about downloading binaries
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:33:55 GMT
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Karl Wright <daddywri@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Our mentor(s) are pushing strongly for a source release (which
>> contains the upstream patches), plus a "lib" release, which is to be
>> overlaid on the source release to allow it to build.
>
> I wouldn't call it "strongly", rather as just one possible solution
> that can be implemented in the short term without significant impact
> on the existing codebase. The other alternatives being suggested
> seemed quite a bit more complicated.
>
>> I much preferred a source release and a convenience source+lib release,
>> but that caused significant objections, so I gave up.
>
> My main objection here is that the official source release should be
> readily buildable. If the build instructions are essentially "take
> that other package and build it instead", then IMHO in practice that
> other package is the one that's being released.
>

It could still be readily buildable because it can just document how
to overlay the lib folder from the source+lib release onto the src
only release. In practice probably everyone would just use the
source+lib release anyway but so what.

> Personally I'd be fine with the source package containing required
> binary dependencies, but since others will likely -1 release
> candidates like that, I don't see how a convenience package like that
> would pass review.
>

IMHO given that ManifoldCF is a little unusual that makes sense to me too.

   ...ant

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