Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM
Fri Jan 4 11:23:05 PST 2008
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 04/01/2008, *Xiomara Jayasena* <Xiomara.Jayasena at sun.com
> <mailto:Xiomara.Jayasena at sun.com>> wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> Yes it is definitely being considered -- as it makes sense,
>> especially if it is difficult for people to pull down the 7
>> tar balls that currently exist now. There are a couple of
>> ways to go about this so that will need to be sorted out.
>> Best regards,
>> Maybe I'm missing something here, but surely it just takes
>> someone at Sun to pull the b24 changeset using fclone, remove the
>> hg metadata, tarball it and upload it to the site?
>> This would be a lot simpler than pushing the Mercurial+forest
>> extension requirement on to every downstream consumer.
> Thank you for your input!
> What you mentioned above is one way to do it. Although I do not
> think Mercurial is needed to download the zips provided by
> Mercurial itself.
> -Xiomara :-)
>> Andrew :-)
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> Yes, I'm aware of the zips which is probably a slightly cleaner way of
> doing the tarball than deleting the Mercurial metadata manually.
> I actually find it quite astonishing that a tarball of a release was
> just dropped and we are even having to debate this. It was probably
> to roll a tarball from the internal Sun repositories so why it's not
> being done just because the source repository is now available is strange.
> I don't know of any other FOSS project that doesn't have bother
> available, at least for releases.
There are a few options to get the source now ;-) unlike before. Many
things have changed that have gotten us to the point of where we are --
that said nothing is final and we are flexible :-)
> Andrew :-)
> Help end the Java Trap!
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