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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sources in Binary Distributions
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:02:21 GMT
Loïc Lefèvre at llefevre@fivia.com wrote:

> [X] - +1 Remove the sources [I will help in the process, meaning do the job]
> [ ] - +0 Remove the sources [I can't help, won't help]
> [ ] - -0 Leave the sources [But since I don't volunteer this is not binding]
> [ ] - -1 Are you nuts? Sources are there and there have to remain.
> 
> Comments: (required for -1)
> 
> Yes, I've changed my mind.

Well... AFAIK it doesn't really matter as you don't have commit access...

> But I think, the first thing I would do when I'll look at the source, (to
> understand what is done in terms of code, javadoc not clear some times...) is
> to unzip the .jar file then use jad to decompile the desired .class (as I do
> for the JDK).

SO WHAT'S THE FUCKING POINT OF REMOVING THE SOURCE? TO MAKE YOU USE JAD?

> example:
> The students who don't have internet at home and must download it at school
> for their "study-projects" could be interested to have the source too (not
> return to school and download another package)...

Now I don't really get the point of that +1...

> An other thing could be a more advanced interface to download the tomcat
> package:
> 
> Tomcat download:
> 
> Version  [3.2.3  |v]           <--- a combo-box
> Package: (o) bin + source      <---
>          ( ) bin               <--- some radio
>          ( ) source            <--- buttons
> 
> [Submit]
> 
> and I will help in the process, meaning do the job, if one want ;)

Don't even think about a select-choose-submit interface. I swear I'm going
to get angry if I see something like it.

    Pier


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