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Releasing 0.4 as a source jar

Jukka Zitting
Hi,

So far we've released Tika sources as a tarball, but as reported in
TIKA-218, people are having problems with that. Would anyone mind if
we switched to using a source jar (or a zip) as the release archive?

BR,

Jukka Zitting
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RE: Releasing 0.4 as a source jar

Mattmann, Chris A (3010)
Hey Jukka,

I wouldn't have a problem with this. One question though -- what's the difference between using a source jar (which uses ZIP compression, right?), versus using a tar.gz archive?

Thanks!

Cheers,
Chris

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Subject: Releasing 0.4 as a source jar

Hi,

So far we've released Tika sources as a tarball, but as reported in
TIKA-218, people are having problems with that. Would anyone mind if
we switched to using a source jar (or a zip) as the release archive?

BR,

Jukka Zitting
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Re: Releasing 0.4 as a source jar

Jukka Zitting
Hi,

2009/6/25 Mattmann, Chris A <[hidden email]>:
> I wouldn't have a problem with this. One question though -- what's
> the difference between using a source jar (which uses ZIP compression,
> right?), versus using a tar.gz archive?

(yes, a jar is essentially just a zip file)

A jar archive (just like a zip) is a bit larger than the corresponding
gzipped tarball. However, since everyone who wants to build the
release already has a JDK, they are guaranteed to be able to unpack
the archive without problems.

The main problem with tarballs is that the long pathnames force the
use of the gnu tar extensions which aren't universally supported (at
least some old Solaris platforms and WinZip versions have trouble with
those). This causes problems like the ones reported in TIKA-218.

BR,

Jukka Zitting
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Re: Releasing 0.4 as a source jar

Michael Wechner
In reply to this post by Jukka Zitting
Jukka Zitting schrieb:
> Hi,
>
> So far we've released Tika sources as a tarball, but as reported in
> TIKA-218, people are having problems with that. Would anyone mind if
> we switched to using a source jar (or a zip) as the release archive?
>  

I think it would be nice to have the jar available on some Maven2
server. For example we have it currently
on our own server

http://maven2.wyona.org/org/apache/tika/tika/0.1-incubating/

but I would rather prefer an "official" one.

Cheers

Michael
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>