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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...>
Subject: Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:46:39 +0200
* Krzysztof Pawlik <nelchael@g.o> schrieb:

> > Hmm, this document suggests something, I just forgot to prohibit:
> > 
> > "Release the source archives along with whatever binary archives you may have."
> >                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> You intend to "prohibit" releasing binary packages for upstream? 

No, I'm talking about precompiled stuff within the source tree.
Such things should _never ever_ happen.

In Java world it seems to be quite common to bundle precompiled 
imported libraries within the source tree. Needless to say that
this can easily get hell for any package-based distro.
(actually, that mostly comes from the windows front, where 
concepts like package management are quite unknown ... ;-o)

> What's important in quoted sentence is: "Release the source archives along with
> binary archives" - the "with" is very important - in short: don't release only
> binary versions and force us to grab them from VCS.

Okay, perhaps I misunderstood this sentence.

BTW: if upstream has an proper VCS and an canonical tagging 
scheme, they don't actually have to create release tarballs,
just hack up a little script which creates them on-the-fly
from an canonical URL scheme (eg. oss-qm does exactly that).


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