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From Henri Gomez <hgo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Distributing the .jar files as binaries in release
Date Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:02:22 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> We currently distribute .tar.gz / .zip with the full tomcat as 
> well as RPM, .so, .exe.
> 
> I would like to start adding .jar files as part of the release process
> for tomcat - eventually even for 4.1.24 ( we just need to upload the 
> current jars as a separate download ). 
> 
> The proposal is very simple:
> - jars will be placed in /dist/jakarta/tomcat-x/binaries/
> ( the standard location in the current mirroring scheme )
>  
> - we include only the .jars that are part of tomcat. In time
> we should make sure that the projects we depend on ( logging, 
> digester, etc ) start doing the same, and we can adjust the 
> build process to get only the jars and support the mirrors.
> For example: 
> commons-logging.jar=${mirror}/jakarta/commons/binaries/commons-logging.jar
> 
> - the jar names should be fully versioned ( otherwise we can't keep 
> more than a version in the dist dir ), and a symbolic link will point to
> the latest release.
> We would have:
>   catalina.jar -> catalina-4.1.24.jar
>   tomcat-util.jar -> tomcat-util-4.1.24.jar
>   etc.

A big +1, it the way we choose in jPackage project but symlink didn't 
works on Windows boxes....

> - in tomcat5 we should start including the _major_ version number in the
> jar name: catalina5.jar. A version number should be used whenever we have 
> a break in backward compatibility.

May I suggest :

catalina5-5.0.1.jar ?



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