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From Mark Brouwer <mark.brou...@cheiron.org>
Subject Re: Build file question
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 18:09:43 GMT
Frank Barnaby wrote:
> 
> On Oct 9, 2007, at 8:26 AM, Mark Brouwer wrote:
>
>> 2) I noticed that the binary distribution doesn't contain the examples,
>> is this intentional? It is my understanding that the source distribution
>> is for those who want to build the project and the binary distribution
>> is for those who want to run the project with no intention to build it.
>> Therefore IMHO it seem logical the examples are part of the binary
>> distribution.
> 
> 
> The binary and source distributions in their current state represent an
> initial attempt to separate the two types of bundles.  We're now at a
> point were the community can discuss what should or should not go into
> those bundles.
> 
> Let's start with the examples.  It makes perfect sense to add the examples
> to the binary distribution, but the details need to be discussed.  Since
> the examples originally existed in the source component of the Jini
> distribution, and the source tree does not currently exist in the binary
> distribution, we'll need to relocate the examples directory for at least
> the binary bundle.  Is it reasonable to place the examples tree in the
> top-level of the binary distribution (includes example src, doc, and jars)?
> 
> If it is decided to locate the examples in the top-level of the binary
> distribution, I'd be tempted to do the same for the source distribution
> for the sake of consistency.  However, that would probably include removing
> the example tree from the depths of the source tree, which I seem to recall
> as an unresolved consideration in the past.

I agree, there might be a reorganization necessary and this shouldn't be
done for AR1, but given the consequences I also question whether the
separation between a src and bin distribution is a benefit compared to
the combined distribution there was in the past.
-- 
Mark

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