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From "Remy Maucherat" <rmauch...@home.com>
Subject Re: failure notice (fwd)
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2001 04:16:09 GMT
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Remy Maucherat wrote:
>
> > > Sign ... sometimes 100k is too small.
> > >
> > > I just did a pretty good-sized commit to switch our XML parsing
activity
> > > over to the Digester package from jakarta-commons, with a very
noticeable
> > > improvement in startup performance.  Here's the summary of the
changes.
> >
> > It does seem faster indeed.
> >
> > Would it be acceptable if we just committed the appropriate version of
each
> > library in the CVS ?
> > Thay're small, and there's 3 of them ...
> >
>
> In case anybody doesn't know how I feel about JARs in CVS ... YUCK.
>
> :-)
>
> IMHO, it's not an issue of size, or even where they come from.  JARs in
> CVS cause people to lose track of what they really depend on, and (more
> particularly) the *version* of things you depend on.  It just gets worse
> when you check in things that were built from mutually-incompatible common
> dependents.  If Gump has taught us anything, this should be one of the key
> insights.
>
> And, if you've ever tried to update jakarta-site2, or other repositories
> that store lots of JARs, when you're dialed in at 56k you won't think much
> of the idea either.
>
> Besides, quick-and-easy grabbing of dependencies was what the
> so-far-incomplete CJAN/JJAR/whatever type projects were supposed to solve.
> I'd prefer to wait for the real solution.

Ok, ok, but in the meatime, Jon's going to complain ;-)

Remy


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