Jack Repenning wrote on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:09:15 -0700:
> On Aug 17, 2010, at 8:28 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > I've handled this reversion and reworked the text there to make the point
> > that I believe Jack (in his role as a Tigris administrator) was mostly
> > trying to make: "Don't look for new stuff on this, our old site, and then
> > complain to the Tigris admins when you can't find it."
> > On 08/17/2010 12:08 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >> -1 on this change: it adds a link to openCollabNet to our tigris HOMEPAGE,
> >> without any prior discussion.
> >> jrepenning_cn: please revert this asap, and avoid making changes to our
> >> Website in this manner.
> Yes. Thanks for cleaning up my mess, Mike, and sorry for botching the protocol.
> I guess I'm getting a little obsessive about this problem:
No problem. I appreciate that you had good intentions --- but jumping in
and editing our web page for us (especially in an underdiscussed and
unreviewable manner) wasn't, IMO, the best way to execute them. :-)
> we're still seeing 20-40 thousand downloads per week of the stale Windows binaries in the subversion.tigris.org "Documents and files" area, installers no newer than 1.6.6, and often a lot older. For instance, in the last week the top 10 downloads from this area are:
> | 4920 | Setup-Subversion-1.6.6.msi |
> | 3168 | Setup-Subversion-1.6.0.msi |
> | 3039 | svn-win32-1.6.6.zip |
> | 2600 | svn-win32-1.5.6.zip |
> | 2185 | svn-1.4.0-setup.exe |
> | 2107 | svn-1.4.5-setup.exe |
> | 1813 | svn-1.4.6-setup.exe |
> | 1767 | Setup-Subversion-1.6.5.msi |
> | 1056 | svn-win32-1.4.5.zip |
> | 1016 | svn-win32-1.4.3.zip |
> "svn-1.4.0-setup.exe"? I'm sorry ... "svn-1.4.0-setup.exe"? Two thousand people really need svn-1.4.0-setup.exe? It's particularly interesting that the download numbers spike every time there's a new Subversion release--as, of course, they should, except that I'm still talking about downloads of older releases. I'm just not buying it. I think these people are confused, and I'm trying to figure out how to help them find something more up-to-date.
Not sure what we can do, other than add a big-red-letters "This is 1.4.0;
you probably don't need it" warning on the download page itself...
> Jack Repenning
> Chief Technology Officer
> CollabNet, Inc.
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Received on 2010-08-18 16:15:19 CEST