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From Willem Jiang <willem.ji...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Binary jars in the source release which are only for testing
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2019 07:06:05 GMT
Hi Ted,

You made a good point,  I think my solution could be building the jars
from source and then using it for testing.

Willem Jiang

Twitter: willemjiang
Weibo: 姜宁willem

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:02 AM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Willem,
>
> This issue of embedded binaries for testing purposes has come up before.
> Examples include network intercepts for testing malware detection or class
> files for a byte code manipulator. The network files can't easily be
> recreated since they were observed in the wild and the class files might
> have been produced by a specific (possibly broken) compiler version that
> isn't widely available.
>
> The key question is whether these binaries are derived from some source
> that could be compiled instead of distributing the binary objects. Failing
> that, can the provenance and justification for the binary object be
> described?
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 6:49 PM Willem Jiang <willem.jiang@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Thanks Justin for the clarification.  I guess the policy imply the
> > source materials cannot have any binary.
> > But what if the binary is only for testing, which cannot be part of
> > the released software.
> > From my point of view, we don't need to modify the source materials
> > testing binary to do the software release as it is not a part of the
> > binary release of the software.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Willem Jiang
> >
> > Twitter: willemjiang
> > Weibo: 姜宁willem
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 2:41 PM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > > [1]http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html#what
> > >
> > > It’s explained in that link there i.e.  "The Apache Software Foundation
> > produces open source software. All releases are in the form of the source
> > materials needed to make changes to the software being released”.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Justin
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