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Re: Stop packaging dependencies with releases

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2006-07-12 18:59:32 CEST

David Anderson writes:
> We had this debate during the 1.3.x release process, and it didn't
> work out, because we tried to ship two svn tarballs, one with no deps
> and one with the deps. This doubled the number of files to verify,
> too heavy.
>
> So, for 1.4, we would like to try going with another option that was
> proposed: ship two tarballs (plus bz2 and win32 variants, of course):
> - subversion-1.4.0.tar.gz : the Subversion source code, no deps.
> - subversion-deps-1.4.0.tar.gz : the dependency package, which
> decompresses as an overlay to the previous tarball, adding
> APR/Neon/etc. to the plain svn source tree.
>

+1 on this solution.

(I'm +1.01 on not shipping dependencies, but I haven't followed recent
discussions very carefully, and if this has been rejected before, let's
not start the discussion again.)

I don't know if there is a serf tarball to ship yet, but if there is,
it would be nice to do so making it easier for people to test
ra_serf.

Thanks,
//Peter

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