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From "George C. Hawkins" <>
Subject Re: 2 build suggestions
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2001 00:16:43 GMT
> 1) How hard would it be to remove the !(*.bat) files from /bin for
> builds, and the same for the .gz builds !(*.sh)?  Might make it a bit
> confusing for people to see less files in there.

As we're working with Java here - lots of us out here tend to work on
multiple platforms (personally I switch back and forward all day between
W2K and Linux) so:
a) I'd like to get everything for multiplatform work in one go.
b) When offered the same files compressed multiple ways I always just go
for the smallest - I don't equate .gz with just UNIX (WinZip handles tar
and gz just fine, and I have bzip, bzip2 for windows and unzip for

So basically no to that idea (anyway not wishing to be facetious but I
don't think you'll get far with a Tomcat setup if you're confused by a
couple of extraneous files).



[ While I know many people on UNIX would have to download stuff to
unpack a zip file, I think all Windows people can handle tar and gz
unless they're using some stone age compression tool - so I'd almost
advocate dumping compressing the distro as a zip - tho that'd probably
lead to more confusion than you're suggestion. ]

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