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From Paul Merlin <paulmer...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Content of binary distribution?
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:50:38 GMT
Niclas Hedhman a écrit :
> Gang,
>
> What is the purpose of the binary distribution? From ASF's point of view,
> it is nothing more than "convenience" and we are not required to distribute
> it. Which raises the question, What is convenient for Polygene developers?
>
>
> 1. Maven Central - absolutely convenient
>
> 2. Offline development by receiving a full Maven repository, installable
> locally or on an in-premise repository, such as Nexus.
>
> 3. Tools that 'just works'
>
>
> So, for 1, there is no debate, we have that covered.
>
> The current binary only contains org.apache.polygene artifacts, none of the
> dependencies, so 2 is a hybrid of "get everything from us, but you need
> everything else from Maven Central". So what's the point. I don't think the
> current binary provides that "offline" convenience at all.
>
> And we currently don't have any tools that justifies a binary tarball.
>
>
> It feels 'empty'. Although the full documentation is cool, we have
> versioned documentation online, which is cooler.
>
>
> And question is also, how do we provide the polygene yeoman generator to
> make it neat.
>
>
> One drastic idea, since people like to download bin distros, just put
> inside a README with install instructions of the polygene yeoman generator,
> and nothing else.
>
>
> I think I am on the brink of; Let's not distribute -bin until we have more
> executable tools (model viewer for instance). We also save some headache on
> what needs to go into NOTICE and LICENSE files.
>
>
> Opinions?
>
> Cheers

Yeah, -bin is pretty useless as it is.
As far as I am concerned, we can skip it until it makes more sense.





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