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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: [PATCH] build: add "git-dist" target for making gzipped tarballs
Date: Sun,  3 Nov 2019 03:08:06 +0000
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Since MANIFEST is tied to files tracked by git, adding generated
files such as NEWS to that is more effort than its worth (esp.
when I'm wondering if MakeMaker is useful compared to only using
GNU make).

I also have trouble reading CamelCase, so lower-case names
are nicer and more consistent with previous releases
(which were all generated with "git archive"); but did not
include NEWS.
 Documentation/ | 16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/ b/Documentation/
index e948778a..04b33e4f 100644
--- a/Documentation/
+++ b/Documentation/
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ RELEASES =
 RELEASES += v1.1.0-pre1
 RELEASES += v1.0.0
-NEWS NEWS.atom NEWS.html :
+NEWS NEWS.atom NEWS.html : Documentation/
 	$(PERL) -I lib -w Documentation/mknews.perl $@ $(RELEASES)
 # check for internal API changes:
@@ -199,3 +199,17 @@ clean :: clean-doc
 pure_all ::
 	@if test x"$(addprefix g, make)" != xgmake; then \
 	echo W: gmake is currently required to build manpages; fi
+# No camel-cased tarballs or pathnames which MakeMaker creates,
+# this may not always be a Perl project.
+git-dist :: ver = $(shell git describe |sed -ne 's/v//p')
+git-dist :: pkgpfx := public-inbox-$(ver)
+git-dist :: NEWS
+	git archive --prefix=$(pkgpfx)/ --format=tar HEAD^{tree} >$(pkgpfx).tar
+	mkdir -p $(pkgpfx)
+	cp NEWS $(pkgpfx)/NEWS
+	$(TAR) rf $(pkgpfx).tar $(pkgpfx)/NEWS
+	$(RM) $(pkgpfx)/NEWS
+	rmdir $(pkgpfx)
+	gzip -9 $(pkgpfx).tar
+	@echo $(pkgpfx).tar.gz created

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