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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: KEYS file in distribution
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:54:55 GMT
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin <
robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 12:03 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote
>

<snip>


> >  Looking into the HTTPD repos and comparing to the HTTPD source
> > >  > tarballs, they appear to be doing the same thing: there's a
> > >  > "configure" file in the source tarball, but not in the repos. In
> > >  > general I'd say this is common practice for any project based on
> > >  > Autotools.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > IMHO it's not worth getting into arguments about HTTPD current verses
> > >  original/best practice
> > >
> > >  yes, it's common practice but it's important to distinguish
> > terminology from
> > >  presentation. what a source distribution means is a direct export
> > from
> > >  subversion. it's fine to create a distribution containing generated
> > stuff;
> > >  call it what you will; recommend it to users who want to build from
> > source.
> > >  still counts as a binary as far as rules and whatnot go.
> >
> > And where are these rules defined?
>
>
> the terms rules is a little inaccurate: apache doesn't really have rules
> just policy and practice policy by social means
>

^^^^^^

policy -> policed

- robert

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