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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release Apache VCL 2.1
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:02:59 GMT

On Nov 23, 2009, at 11:10 AM, sebb wrote:

> On 23/11/2009, Andrus Adamchik <> wrote:
>> On Nov 23, 2009, at 5:49 PM, sebb wrote:
>>> There is only a "bz2" archive.
>>> Normally projects release archives in zip andr tar.gz format which are
>>> more commonly supported.
>>> IMO, this is a release blocker
>> Just curious why you think this is a blocker? Each project knows better
>> what formats are common and acceptable in the target user community. There's
>> no single distribution format and this is not a blocker IMO.
> The project OS targets include Windows, which does not support BZ2
> natively by default, whereas Windows does now support Zip archives.
> AFAIK, all other ASF releases use both tar.gz and zip archives.

Personally, I don't see how this is a blocking issue. It is unusual. However, I leave it up
to the VCL community to decide what archive format is meeting the needs of their users.

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