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From David E Jones <>
Subject Re: How to get a source OFBiz release WAS: [VOTE] OFBiz Test Snapshot Release: 4.0.0 TS5
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2006 16:07:56 GMT

Robert, others interested,

I'm still not sure whether or not we will want to do this going  
forward because I'm not sure how a source distribution would be used  
for a project like OFBiz. Still, if there is any demand for it then I  
agree we should do it.

However we go in the future, this would be a good thing to include in  
our Test Snapshot process, so I've added src distribution files for  
this release.

They are listed on the release page here:

For convenience I'll including the URLs below as well.

Thanks again to everyone for reviewing this and for help in moving  
OFBiz through the incubation process.


On Nov 4, 2006, at 5:20 AM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 11/2/06, Jacopo Cappellato <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
> hi Jacopo
>> based on past comments in this list I'd like to add that this is a
>> pre-built release (e.g. the objects and Derby demo database are  
>> already
>> set up and packaged in the distribution); we did this because it can
>> take up to 20 minutes (with slower hardware) to build the whole  
>> project
>> from scratch and this could waste too much of your (and that of the
>> persons that just want to give a look at it) time.
> i think some confusion has arisen over the terms we use.
> in apache terms, a source distribution is a plain export from the
> source repository whereas a binary distribution is anything else. lots
> of projects here ship binary releases with source in: just because a
> release contains some source it doesn't make it a source distribution
> binary distributions are mainly for the convenience of users.
> source distributions target other audiences including (potential)
> developers, downstream packagers and archivists. they are quick and
> easy to create (all the release manager needs to do is export the tag
> and compress) so it's recommended that source distributions are
> produced for each release as well as any binaries.
>> However, if you want to play with a clean source distribution (for
>> example, if you want to run the RAT tool etc...), just run the
>> "clean-all" ant script: all the objects and the db will be removed.
> run RAT against binary and source distributions of a release but not
> very many binary checks have been automated yet.
> - robert
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