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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@collab.net>
Subject Re: win32 mod_perl binary
Date Mon, 06 Dec 1999 00:01:36 GMT

Personally speaking, I don't think 9MB is too large for perl.apache.org to
distribute.

	Brian

On Sun, 5 Dec 1999, Doug MacEachern wrote:
>    I'm not sure what the best path to take is.  if it's considered too big
> for CPAN, it might be considered too big for perl.apache.org, since it's
> also mirrored around the world.  I've cc'd the folks I hope can help find
> the best place :)
> 
> On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Randy Kobes wrote:
> 
> > Dear Doug,
> >     Since a couple months I made up a win32 mod_perl binary,
> > there's been about 100 successful downloads from our site, 
> > but also about 150 aborted attempts, presumably because of slow
> > connections (chances are, many win32 users are over a modem).
> > For this reason, and also some direct requests, I was thinking
> > of making it available at more sites. I asked about uploading
> > it to CPAN, but they didn't want it because of the size - just
> > over 9 MB (the latest version), with perl + mod_perl + apache, 
> > plus associated modules like LWP, libnet, Tk, etc. (the non-core 
> > modules included are either XS based ones and/or common ones needed 
> > to use mod_perl). So I was thinking of perl.apache.org ....
> > Do you think this would be useful there? I realize it's
> > big (I have tried paring it down, but then got requests for
> > this and that XS module ...), and one doesn't want to set a 
> > precedent with binaries of all sorts appearing on the
> > site, but perhaps a wider distribution for Win32 could be 
> > justified ...? Also, if so, would one prefer the binary
> > as a zip file, rather than a self-extracting (exe) archive?
> > 
> > best regards,
> > Randy Kobes
> > 
> > 
> 

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