I'm noticing a lot of .zips and .bak backup files in our cvs directories  -- this seems unnecessary and a bit messy for a version control system, as everyone who "cvs checkout"s or "cvs updates" is now downloading these files. Instead of zip files, usually the solution is just to "cvs remove" the files -- they will automatically go into the cvs attic as a result (they are not actually deleted -- ViewCVS lists them as "dead" but they are always still retrievable.)
For backup files, we can always go to older versions by clicking on the first column in ViewCVS (, for an example version list). So I don't think we have a need for creating any ".bak" files either. If there is a message you wish to store with a particular version before moving forward, just make a *very* minor change to the file (say, move a character or add a blank line), and add your comment when you cvs commit.
Can we get these zip's and bak's removed? Just "cvs remove" them -- get them in the attic so people aren't downloading them on a cvs checkout.
BTW -- thanks *very* much for taking care of the alt-design tab, I greatly appreciate the effort in simplifying our site.
 http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/xml-fop/  http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/xml-fop/build.bat?rev=1.22&view=log