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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Fw: [VOTE] Graduate ACE from the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:32:40 GMT
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Guillaume Nodet <> wrote:

> That's really a good question.   I'm using apache projects a lot but I've
> never downloaded a single source release since ages, mostly using svn to
> checkout / build, or maven source jars for debugging within the ide as you
> said.
> I know it's a requirement, but it's not very useful for certain kind of
> projects imho..
Plus if I am going to make a bug fix or add a feature that I intend to
contribute back I will do it as a diff patch which I generate from version

So having the sources in a release is worthless for me. Knowing the tag is
what I need to work the source, produce a patch and submit that back to the


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