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Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 22:38:36 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.

I wrote "put on our servers", not "produced by us".  If you don't feel
like addressing my point, there is little gained by addressing a
different one.

> 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.

It will still be us that get the heat.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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