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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Shipping binary file in CloudStack release
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:22:36 GMT
Hi,

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Chip Childers
<chip.childers@sungard.com> wrote:
> ...Waf is a packaging utility, used to create RPMs and DEBs.  Work is
> currently ongoing to remove it (and it's use) from the project
> entirely...
> ...That will be several weeks of work (not days),
> which is significantly longer than the community's desire to get a
> first podling release out the door...

I don't think any Incubator PMC member is asking you to remove that
dependency, as I see it the only issue is that you are currently
aiming to release in in binary form.

> ...It's one line of bytecode within a file that is not core to the
> project itself ...

I don't think the issue is how big or how small that thing is: we do
not release binaries, see http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html

So IMO your options now are:

a) Fix the problem and recut your release without that binary. Make it
a separate -deps convenience package.

b) Come up with a documented plan (issue in your tracker for example)
for how you're going to remove it from future releases, and still try
to get this release through.

c) Try to convince us that such things are not really important, which
does not seem successful so far.

IMO, doing a) will get you immediate +1s. It's not uncommon for
podling releases to go through a few iterations before being accepted,
so I'm not sure what the problem with creating a separate -deps
package is.

Choosing b) or c) lowers your chances for mentors and Incubator PMC to
give their +1s to the release.

-Bertrand

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