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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Installer in UIMA Apache
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:25:05 GMT
Adam Lally wrote:
> On 4/15/07, Benjamin Sznajder <benjams@il.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I used until now the IBM UIMA (from watson's site) and I am passing 
>> now to
>> the Apache version.
>> I permit myself to suggest the following:
>> In IBM version, the user was able to download the installer that made 
>> for
>> him all the work. Why there is not such utility in Apache's version, 
>> namely
>> an installer that would set the desired property values?
> Primarily this is because InstallShield is not free, and now that
> we're at Apache we prefer using freely available tools to build our
> distribution.  There might be a free alternative we could try (I
> haven't looked), but it doesn't seem to be common among Apache
> projects to provide an installer.
>> In addition, I think that there is no clear information about how to
>> install the UIMA Sdk. In fact, there is no real intuitive place where 
>> the
>> user can find this information. It is only said "by the way" in the
>> documentation.
> The README is intended to provide this information.  Is there any
> important information that you could not find there?
>> And a last question: why is the README file (in the zip) with no 
>> suffix ?
>> Why .txt is not suitable?
> It seemed to be a common Apache convention, although it's not an
> absolute rule and some other projects do use .txt.  I don't feel
> strongly about it either way.  Anyone else have an opinion?

My opinion is to use .txt - it makes the Eclipse IDE (and maybe others) 
behave better :-)

> -Adam

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