[m-dev.] Source distribution file name
paul at bone.id.au
Thu Jan 17 16:06:47 AEDT 2013
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 03:58:32PM +1100, Julien Fischer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Paul Bone <paul at bone.id.au> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 03:36:53PM +1100, Julien Fischer wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Previously we had a bunch of tarballs corresponding to the source distribution,
> >> mercury-compiler-<VERSION>.tar.gz
> >> mercury-extras-<VERSION>.tar.gz
> >> mercury-tests-<VERSION>.tar.gz
> >> As these have all now been rolled into a single tar ball, I propose
> >> that we change
> >> the name to
> >> mercury-srcdist-<VERSION>.tar.gz
> > mercury-<version>.tar.gz makes sense to me.
> That's often the name of the installation directory though.
> > We don't provide any tarballs that _arn't_ the source dist.
> We have in the past (and may again in the future).
My remaining thing is that name-version.tar.gz is traditional. It's what
sources for most other projects do. (This is a pretty weak argument on it's
own.) Sticking to what people expect may help new users.
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