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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: Proposal for diffs of cocoon releases to save bandwidth
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2003 03:09:30 GMT
Chris Wilkes wrote:
> Hi,
>   I just downloaded the 2.1.2 version of Cocoon and it weighs in at
> 34MB.  Comparing with md5sums the WEB-INF/lib/*.jar files to the 2.1rc1
> release I find that 54 of the jar files are the same, and that accounts
> for 13MB of disk space.
>   The largest jar file that's exactly the same is xalan-2.5.1.jar at
> 3MB, followed by jdtcore-2.1.0.jar at 2.5MB.
>   Does anyone think its a good idea to have a 2.1.2-diff-2.1rc1 release
> that doesn't contain these 54 jar files?  When building this release you
> would tell ant where to copy the files from, or have some environment
> variable OLD_COCOON_HOME that it looks to.
>   That's just a first pass (and extremely easy to do) at seeing the
> similarities between the two releases.  I'm sure there's a diff utility
> out there that can do this for comparing two different directories, and
> in this case where the sratchpad moved under /blocks/.  In that case the
> difference between garbage/ files is the CVS checkin
> version number.
>   I realize that I could go through CVS for this, but I would like to
> get the latest stable release instead of the developer one.


cvs update -d -r RELEASE_2_1_2

That should update you to the latest tagged release instead of to head 
shouldn't it?


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