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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: Shipping binary file in CloudStack release
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:21:08 GMT
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Chip Childers
<chip.childers@sungard.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Florian Holeczek <florian@holeczek.de> wrote:
>>> Hi Noah,
>>>
>>>> We're just voting on our first release, and I spotted this file in the root
>>>> of the source:
>>>>
>>>> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator-cloudstack.git;a=blob_plain;f=waf;hb=HEAD
>>>>
>>>> It seems to be a sort of hybrid source/binary file. Very strange.
>>>>
>>>> Can we ship this?
>>>
>>> it's this one: http://code.google.com/p/waf/
>>> The website says it's licensed under the "New BSD License".
>>
>> This file is a an installer for an entire subsystem of python stuff,
>> encoded with python pickle, built by their build script. If I
>> understand what's going on, running it unpacks a tree of python
>> *source*. So, it's no more good (or bad) than shipping a .tar.bz2 of
>> some category A open source code (given the license).
>>
>> It would be more better, I suppose, to grab the corresponding source
>> tree and run their build script as part of your build script, but I'm
>> a bit puzzled as to whether this, as is, is actually a problem.
>
> Benson,
>
> I absolutely agree that it would be better to pull from the Waf
> project source, and build prior to a user using it.  That being said,
> your point about being puzzled as to whether it's a blocker or not is
> exactly our issue (hence raising it on this list).

Bringing this thread back to the topic at hand, any further opinions
about the severity of this file being include in the release artifact?

Looking forward to your inputs.

>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>  Florian
>>>
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