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Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 21:34:15 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 16:23:48 +0200
> >> >> Supplying pretest binaries would offer some reassurance that the
> >> >> process of building the binaries will not introduce problems that may
> >> >> not be apparent on other systems building those by themselves.
> >> >
> >> > This is no different from other platforms, including GNU/Linux.
> >> 
> >> We don't offer binaries for those.
> >
> > The various GNU/Linux distributions do.
> How would that be relevant for us?  We need to pretest the things _we_
> will put on our servers for the release.  That is the source tarball,
> and binaries for Windows.

The Windows binaries are no more produced by ``us'' than the various
GNU/Linux binaries.  The GNU Project distributes only sources, AFAIK.
The fact that GNU lends disk space on its FTP servers for volunteers
to upload Windows binaries does not change anything in principle.

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