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From Karl Wright <daddy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about downloading binaries
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:43:42 GMT
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>

I like the "additional instructions" idea.

I would love to get a show of hands for a source+lib convenience
release rather than just a pure lib release.  Anyone want to provide a
+1 for this approach, or more importantly, a -1 if you have
significant objections?

Karl

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