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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tika v0.1 thoughts
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 02:03:07 GMT
On Nov 19, 2007 1:41 AM, Chris Mattmann <chris.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Hi Jukka,
>  I'm in complete agreement with you on this. I'd like to push this release
> out sooner rather than later. I think that the system in its current state
> is highly useful (I'm already targeting its use in 2 projects at my job).
>  I'm happy releasing Tika as a jar file (+1) and a related POM. Let's target
> the webapp/Swing GUI/CLI as a 0.2 feature.

Is a "binary only" release acceptable at the ASF? I always thought as
an "open source" organization the minimum requirement for a release
was a source distro from which someone could build it themselves - and
a binary distro was a nice to have convience as an optional extra.

Also the changes for TIKA-101 added in the facility to create source
and binary distros (run "mvn site assembly:assembly") which hopefully
meet the criteria acceptable to the ASF for a release - so it should
be straight forward to do so.

The real issue though is whether the IPMC will accept just a jar as a
release - since as an incubating project Tika can't actually release
anything without their approval. I would be surprised if they didn't
make the same comment as I did.


>  I can work on the release as soon as I get a go-ahead from the rest of you
> guys. Should we call a vote? I think that the only blocker issue is TIKA-91
> that needs to be fixed pre-release. The rest of the issues (8 major and 12
> minor) are all such that they can be cast for the 0.2 release.
> Cheers,
>   Chris
> On 11/11/07 3:56 PM, "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I don't think we'll have the 0.1 release out for ApacheCon (it's
> > probably even procedurally too late already), but it would still be
> > nice to target for a release in a relatively near future. I think
> > we're already at a point where quite a few people would find a frozen
> > snapshot of Tika useful (even if the API still isn't stable).
> >
> > There are a number of API and implementation improvements I have in
> > mind (I'll try to offload them to Jira), but generally I'm reasonably
> > happy with the current state. The main thing I'm worried about is
> > packaging (and documentation, but that's not so important yet).
> >
> > Are we happy with releasing Tika just as a jar file with a related POM
> > to be published in the Maven repository, or should we come up with
> > some packaging that perhaps bundles also all the dependencies? I'd be
> > fine with just a jar artifact unless we want to make Tika runnable
> > just by itself (either as a webapp or a CLI application).
> >
> > BR,
> >
> > Jukka Zitting
> ______________________________________________
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> Chris.Mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov
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