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Re: svn commit: r93 - trunk/www/downloads

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 13:27:45 -0500

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 1:23 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>wrote:

> hwright_at_tigris.org wrote:
> > Author: hwright
> > Date: 2010-05-18 11:03:03-0700
> > New Revision: 93
> >
> > Removed:
> > trunk/www/downloads/subversion-1.1.0-rc1.tar.bz2
> > trunk/www/downloads/subversion-1.1.0-rc1.tar.bz2.asc
> > trunk/www/downloads/subversion-1.1.0-rc1.tar.gz
>
> [...]
>
> This breaks every historical link to these things, which I'm not sure is
> what we had in mind.
>
> Certainly we want to have a copy of these files on archives.apache.org (so
> that that becomes The Place To Get Old Subversion Releases going forward),
> but I don't want us to penalize folks who Google for old releases,
> following
> links in announcement mails and the likes, and wind up with a giant 404.
> It's just an unnecessary inconvenience for them (with no practical benefit
> to us either).
>

You make your point as delicately as ever.

I tried to use a .htaccess file to redirect requests to s.t.o/downloads to
archive.apache.org, but it doesn't appear that the version of CEE that
tigris is running supports it. I'll go ahead and resurrect the old files.

-Hyrum
Received on 2010-05-18 20:28:16 CEST

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