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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday May 01, 2009
11:59 AM

Bad download archive hall of shame: Quartz

[ #38906 ]

Major projects like Quartz, the Java enterprise job scheduler, should know that the package you download from their site should contain one top-level directory, so that when you extract it you get one quartz/ directory containing the contents of the archive, instead of dropping files like readme.txt and directories like docs/ and src/ everywhere, when you might already have files and directories with these names.

Shame on you, Quartz. Everybody else knows this by now.

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  • Funny, because I use maven [], I rarely notice what downloads are like these days. You might prefer ivy [].

    But you're absolutely right, no top-level-directory is a pain.