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From Nick Burch <apa...@gagravarr.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache POI 3.12-final release (RC2)
Date Sat, 09 May 2015 12:08:24 GMT
On Sat, 9 May 2015, Andreas Beeker wrote:
> After reading your response, I've noticed that I broaden the context a bit.
> I only meant poi-src-3.12-20150511.tar.gz/.zip, not the maven source jars,
> which I also prefer when working with open source.

As far as the foundation is concerned, the most important part of a 
release is the fully-buildable source pacakges. There's a little bit of an 
explanation here:

Source jars are very helpful for people wanting to step into the code in 
an IDE, but it's the overall source packages that are key, large as they 
may be...

> I still wonder, if it's necessary to provide tgz and zip, but [1] 
> suggests that unzip is still not a standard within *nix.

Is it still necessary to provide a zip? Isn't tar.gz standard on all 
modern platforms? ;-)

(The tarballs are smaller too!)

> Looking at the bin jars (poi-bin-3.12-20150511.tar.gz/.zip) should it 
> also contain the ooxml-schemas-1.1.jar and ooxml-security-1.0.jar ... 
> for the sake of completeness?

I could see an argument for including them. However, they would make the 
already large binary download package even bigger, and I'm not sure how 
commonly they're needed?


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