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From Thilo Goetz <>
Subject Re: KEYS file in distribution
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:06:18 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Thilo Goetz <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> UIMA currently ships the KEYS file as part of
>> its distributions.  I found one other Apache
>> project (Derby) that also does.  The others
>> that I checked, don't (random sample of what
>> I had on my hard drive).
>> I would assume that putting the KEYS file in
>> the distribution is at best not necessary, and
>> may be counterproductive, as it might lead
>> people to use it.  And of course you can't
>> verify your distribution that way.  So I'm
>> thinking of removing the KEYS file from the
>> distribution.
>> Any compelling reasons to go one way or the
>> other?
> source distributions should be identical to the contents of version control
> when the release is cut. if the KEYs file is present in the source that's
> cut, it should be left. if you're worried, add a note to the top of the file
> (it'll be ignored upon import). if the KEYs file is not present in version
> control, it should not be added to the source distribution.
> for binary distributions, it's best not to include the KEYs file
> - robert

That makes sense.


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