#7 release minimal source tarballs

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2011-08-20
2011-03-04
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i'm in the process of packaging assimp for debian (and thus ubuntu, and a bunch of other derivatives), but find it a little bit annyoing that the only packages available for download already include w32 binaries and several tens of MBytes of model data of unclear licensing (esp. the "non-bsd" models)

can i suggest for you to (additionally) release a _source only_ tarball that contains no binaries, no data, but only source files and build-system?

this might also be of interest to other people who are not on w32 (and thus can make no use of the pre-built binaries), and who find no actual need to download 30MB of model-files each time they want to update assimp.

Discussion

  • Thanks for the suggestion.

    We'll release minimal source tarballs with the next official release - except if you see huge benefit in releasing tarballs for the most recent release now?

    Bye, Alex

     
  • that mainly depends on your release plans.
    if a new release can be expected within the next months, i guess i can wait :-)

     
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