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From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) rc2
Date Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:06:26 GMT

> Hi Justing,

It’s Justin actually.

> Regarding the Java files and .pass files: as NetBeans is (among other
> things) a Java IDE, it has tests that take a Java file (often very simple
> or peculiar). The expected output may be in a .pass file - in which case
> the .pass file may contain (possibly transformed) code. It is not the only
> system used for test, but it is used commonly. What is the proper way to
> handle such tests under ASF? My understanding is (was) that test files that
> would cause tests fail may have no license header:
> <>

IMO If it's code it should have a header, having 700+ files without headers makes it very
hard to find other files which are missing headers.

> There are a few optional and/or compile-time GPL-type dependencies (+a
> dependency on JDK), but none of them is supposed to be in the release files.

OK (and that may be totally fine) but it's confusing to have the  license in the source release
if that code is not a dependancy or bundled.

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