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From Ted Husted <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Struts 1.0.1-rc1 as Struts 1.0.1
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2002 10:01:30 GMT

The tlds and dtds are an exension of the code in the JAR, and should
travel with it. 

Ideally, I think there should be a copy of the license in the JAR, and
then another in alongside the other files. 


Martin Cooper wrote:
> Yes, I've (mostly) followed the discussion on 'general'. For Struts, I'd
> like to suggest that we consider something which I believe follows the
> spirit of that discussion, although it does not follow it literally.
> The Struts 1.0.1 binary distribution currently looks like this:
> jakarta-struts/
>     README
>     lib/
>         (struts.jar, tlds, dtds)
>     webapps/
>         (documentation, example and test web apps)
> My interpretation of the spirit of the discussion on 'general' is that it
> would be a good idea to make available a minimal binary download, in
> addition to the standard binary download.
> In my opinion, for Struts, it would be a *bad* idea to make available the
> 'struts.jar' file as the minimal download, independently of the
> corresponding tld and dtd files. This would likely lead to many "bug"
> reports which are simply the result of mismatched files.
> Therefore my suggestion is that the 'minimal' download be
> '', which would include only the contents of the
> 'jakarta-struts/lib' directory. Regarding the ASF license, we could either
> include a copy under 'jakarta-struts/lib' directly, or include a copy in
> 'struts.jar', or both.
> Comments?
> --
> Martin Cooper

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