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From Jan Lahoda <lah...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) rc2
Date Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:03:56 GMT
On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 12:06 PM, Justin Mclean <justinmclean@me.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > Hi Justing,
>
> It’s Justin actually.
>

Opops, sorry.


>
> > 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:
> > https://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions <
> https://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions>
>
> 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.
>

Could please the FAQ be updated with exact requirements (or the point
removed), to avoid further confusion?

Thanks,
    Jan


>
> > 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.
>
> Thanks,
> Justin

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