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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: Shipping binary file in CloudStack release
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:38:25 GMT
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).

>>
>> Regards
>>  Florian
>>
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