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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: Native 1.1.12 release
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:57:28 GMT
Mladen Turk wrote:
> jean-frederic clere wrote:
>> Mladen Turk wrote:
>>> jean-frederic clere wrote:
>>>> Mark Thomas wrote:
>>>>> jean-frederic clere wrote:
>>>>>> I think that is all working around the fact that tcnative is not

>>>>>> mandatory module for Tomcat and it is somehow independent from 
>>>>>> tomcat.
>>>>>> tcnative builds contain cryptosoftware (openssl) and that means 
>>>>>> they may  not be available for download in the ASF site. But that

>>>>>> doesn't prevent us from releasing tcnative sources.
>>>>>> tcnative is not very visible and I am +1 for changing this. 
>>>>>> (updating site and tc build).
>>>>> This is my preferred option. There would also need to be a release 
>>>>> vote for all the src distros on a.o/dist.
>>>> And we should remove any of the files that doesn't get voted.
>>>>> If there is some show stopper issue with releasing native 
>>>>> separately that I haven't seen, then I am happy as the svn solution 
>>>>> as an alternative.
>>>> I am now working on arranging trunk to use a separated tcnative. 
>>>> Part of the logic is already in the actual code.
>>> I can only tell you that I'll vote -1 on any attempt
>>> to make the tomcat native connector as separate product.
>>> We should better remove it altogether from the Tomcat distribution
>>> until we either find a way to build it together with Tomcat
>>> or just forget about it.
>> The actual situation is bad:
>> - a source tarball contains the tcnative sources corresponding to the 
>> tomcat tag.
>> - a binary tarball contains the tcnative sources (in a tarball) 
>> corresponding to the 
>> /dist/tomcat/tomcat-connectors/native/tomcat-native-x.y.z-src.tar.gz 
>> (1.0.10 actualy)
>> We have to fix that.
> Right, I agree.
> The easiest solution would be to just create configure and put
> it inside the SVN,

configure is a generated file and depend on the apr version...
then probably we have to add apr sources...



  and we won't need the tcnative tarball any more.
> Anyone wishing to build the native would then just download the
> tomcat source tarball.
> Regards,
> Mladen
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