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From Peter Lin <wool...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Changes to distribution archive file contents
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2004 01:25:56 GMT
that sounds fine to me.  I don't have  a preference either way. 

peter


On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 01:48:45 +0100, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've made some changes to build.xml (e.g. it now generates MD5
> checksums), and the release distributions now have the following
> content:
> 
> jakarta-jmeter-version.* (binary)
> - Jmeter jars
> - 3rd party jars
> - printable docs (used by Help)
> - "site" docs (i.e. with left hand menu)
> 
> jakarta-jmeter-version_src.* (source)
> - all source
> - javadocs
> 
> This is a slight change from the previous 2.0 releases, which did not
> include the javadocs at all, and  included the 3rd party jars in the
> source archive as well as in the binary archive.
> 
> It seems to me that the javadocs are mostly of interest to those who
> want the source, so it seems unnecessary to add to the size of the
> binary download by including them in it - after all, they total some
> 24MB!
> 
> Likewise, it seems unnecessary to add the 3rd party libraries to the
> source distribution; anyone wanting to build the source can get them
> from the binary distribution, and it seems likely that they would
> download that anyway (or the libraries can be obtained from CVS).
> 
> The binary distribution contains both sets of documents, but the
> images are now shared, which saves a bit, and the docs themselves are
> not very large (and they compress well).
> 
> One other change I made was to drop the _bin suffix from the binary
> distribution.
> 
> I hope these changes are OK?
> 
> I'm happy to change them if not...
> 
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