On Friday September 17, 2010, Kevan Miller wrote: > On Sep 17, 2010, at 10:52 AM, Josh Thompson wrote: > > So, it just needs to be somewhere in the repo to ensure it is always > > available, but it doesn't actually have to be part of the release tag > > such that an export of the release tag includes it? My plan was to > > actually include it in the release already untarred and in place to > > remove a few steps of the installation. > > The source distribution archive is your "release". Though svn tags > typically mirror the source distribution, this is not a requirement. > > Many java-based projects use maven for managing binary dependencies. So, > neither svn nor the source distribution contain all of the binary > dependencies of the project. The resources that Matt pointed out in the > Geronimo project are resources that were not available via maven. So, they > exist to circumvent some other problems... > > IMO, you aren't required to have the original artifact in svn. Though it > might well be something the project wants to do. In either case, the > general process should be documented for posterity. I would expect that > this documentation would be included in svn (and the source distribution). > > --kevan
Kevan and Matt - thanks for the info. I added instructions to https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+Release+Procedures on downloading and including Dojo Toolkit in the section that explains how to create the RC. Josh -- ------------------------------- Josh Thompson Systems Programmer Advanced Computing | VCL Developer North Carolina State University josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu 919-515-5323 my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu
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