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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Clarification on the release requirements
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:23:30 GMT

----- Original Message ----

> From: Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:18:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Clarification on the release requirements
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Ralph Goers
> wrote:
> > If I can't trace a source archive back to svn and get the same stuff out of
> > SVN then the release is invalid.
> Yes, I agree, although I know that this hasn't always been the case,
> historically.
> IMHO, the ideal source release is nothing more than tag+tarball what
> is in the project SVN root (-svn dirs). If Maven want to support that
> (tag+export+checksum+sign) it would be great, if NOT it is not a big
> deal either to do manually.

That's not the way tarballs get generated for C projects.  Typically
at least the bundled configure script is generated from the
RM's installed auto-tools.  That's one of the main reasons we only
vote on signed tarballs, because the tarball depends on the RM's host.


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