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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: zip problems with 2.1.8
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:18:42 GMT
Wendy, I did say in a later email I wrongly believed we were talking
about Maven repos. If it is just the Apache distributions, and those
have bogus files, those should be deleted. Just can the whole release.
I think that's sensible.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Wes Wannemacher <> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Wendy Smoak <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Paul Benedict <> wrote:
>>> I still advocate deleting the 2.1.8 binaries. Will that be done? Any
>>> bad distribution should get the shovel.
>> As I understand it, there's nothing wrong with the artifacts in the
>> Maven repo, and no reason to delete them.
>> This is a problem with any of the distribution zip files that contain
>> documentation, correct?  (Because of a question mark in a filename?)
>> That is, there's nothing wrong with the code, it's a packaging issue?
> Wendy, you are 100% correct on issue one.
> On issue two, there are multiple problems with the packaged
> documentation. Not only does the ? character cause problems with
> windows users, but the documentation is incomplete because of the
> change to the struts-master pom file I made a while back. Again,
> neither of these issues affects the maven artifacts...
> The main reason I want to proceed by making this a new build is this -
>  how do I know the problems are truly resolved, unless I go through
> the process? In the end, there should be no difference between
> Musachy's build of the jars (for 2.1.8) and what I am doing (
> The difference is that Musachy and I are working hard to streamline
> the release process so that where it is not easy, it is
> well-documented and robust. That way people other than myself and
> Musachy will be willing to jump in and do a release periodically.
> -Wes
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> Wes Wannemacher
> Head Engineer, WanTii, Inc.
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