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From "Edgar Poce" <edgarp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r473755 [1/43] - in /jackrabbit/trunk/contrib/jcr-browser: ./ src/ src/main/ src/main/java/ src/main/java/org/ src/main/java/org/apache/ src/main/java/org/apache/jackrabbit/ src/main/java/org/apache/jackrabbit/browser/ src/main/resour
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2006 16:06:15 GMT
Hi jukka,

On 11/14/06, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 11/14/06, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> > No, svn:externals is evil.  Placing a specific jar in our subversion
> > is not recommended either, but at least that gets us out of problems
> > associated with forking dojo (jar format is just gzipped tar and,
> > unlike zip, is guaranteed to work on all platforms that we care about).
>
> (Actually a jar is internally a zip archive. The JVM contains built-in
> zip file handling, so jar/zip files are generally better than tarballs
> in Java-land.)
>
> > I don't understand why you need to make the webapp build process
> > in "as few manual steps as possible".  That's why people write
> > release scripts.
>
> Common laziness. The less manual steps or custom scripting we have,
> the more streamlined and reliable our builds are. The
> checkout-and-build sequence for all our components should be:
>
>    $ svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/jackrabbit/trunk/foo
>    $ cd foo
>    $ maven   # or "mvn"
>
> We already have two very well maintained tools for automatically
> downloading and managing build dependencies: Subversion and Maven.
> IMHO it just doesn't make sense to write our own script to do the
> same.
>
> Maven would indeed be the best solution as we use it for all the other
> external dependencies, but the Dojo people didn't like the idea (see
> http://dojotoolkit.org/pipermail/dojo-interest/2006-October/017957.html).
> I'll ping them to see if they'd reconsider.
>

  Toby also expressed his concern about the size of the dojo sources.
I think we should remove it and review the issue, include a zip or
other alternatives, in case there's interest from the users or when
the project gets close to a release. wdyt?

br,
edgar

> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>

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