#819 make distributables follow industry conventions

3.0.3
closed-fixed
5
2010-03-03
2010-01-17
No

The industry convention for open source, portable (non-native) apps is to not use spaces or funky characters in file and directory names, and to stick to lower-case unless there is a special justification.

Also, the contents of the zip/tar should be the product name (normalized as described above) plus a version label suffix. The current layout makes the user responsible for differentiating and distinguishing what version(s) they have installed.

Just look at some respected portable open source products like Spring, Hibernate, any of the hundred-plus Apache projects...

Discussion

  • Blaine Simpson

    Blaine Simpson - 2010-01-17
    • summary: make distributables follow indistry conventions --> make distributables follow industry conventions
     
  • Rob Manning

    Rob Manning - 2010-03-03

    Fixed in CVS. The change will be available in the next snapshot and/or stable release.

     
  • Rob Manning

    Rob Manning - 2010-03-03
    • labels: --> Build Scripts
    • milestone: --> 3.0.3
    • assigned_to: nobody --> manningr
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     

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