Jesse Keating writes:
These days distributing via tarball is bizarre. Distributed source control is changing the way that projects work and release. Sure there are plenty of projects out here that don't work this way but more and more are headed in this direction.
Yes. If I get the desire to build a new library, or something, I always want to just find the URL to the upstream's source control repo, then check out whatever I find in there, and run with it. I'm confident that I will never have any problems building it, and it won't have any issues.
This is the best and the most reliable mechanism of downloading stable code. <sarcasm>
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