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Re: [ledgersmb-devel] Excluding dotted files & directories in the release archive?
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Re: [ledgersmb-devel] Excluding dotted files & directories in the release archive?

On 08/11/2017 01:37 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> Hi,
> Today I was looking at GitHub's option to add PR and Issue templates.
> Now that we have cleaned up our top-level directory, I'd rather *not* pollute it again with a largish series of
> documents that one of the cloud providers "requires".
> To that extent, GitHub offers the option to put the required documents in a ".github/" directory in the project's root.
> In the distribution archive, these documents wouldn't serve a purpose: the issue and PR templates only add value in the
> github site. The CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT files would be nothing more than pointers to our ledgersmb.org
> <http://ledgersmb.org> site where we publish our actual policies to that extent.
> I'm thinking we can remove all of the following in our release archives:
>  - .github/ (when introduced)
>  - .gitignore
>  - .gitattributes
>  - .gitmodules
>  - .proverc
>  - .travis.yml
>  - .tx/
> The .git/ directory already is being removed during the release process.
> Or should we just simply leave them in the distribution tar, letting everybody decide for him/herself and packagers for
> their users?

I don't think these files belong to the distribution and it is common practice to remove them. If you want to do
changes, you should check out the Git repository anyway.


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