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Re: [PATCH] RETRY: Patch to update the Binary Package download page with client-only, no-registration option

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 19:26:39 -0500

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Andy Singleton <andy_at_assembla.com> wrote:
>  Here is a patch to update the Binary Package page with links to client
> packages.  This will make it easier for users to upgrade to 1.7.
> This patch is an update to
> http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html
> This patch keeps the links in alphabetical order.
> * No registration is required.  No cookies or other user tracking are used
> * Recent stable versions of Apache Subversion clients compiled and tested by
> Assembla or WANdisco
> * Client only.  The majority of download users are looking for clients
> * Directly link to each operating system with anchor links

I think that the page you have created with the downloads you want to
provide is well executed and looks nice. But I do not think we should
provide links to it on our download page.

Ultimately, your page is just another version of our page with your
preferred clients linked. Your links are just going to the same
places as our existing links do so why should we add more options on
our page that are just going to the same eventual downloads that we
already list?

It makes perfect sense to me that a site that offers Subversion
hosting, such as yourself, would have a convenient page to download
clients. But consider how many SVN hosting sites there are? This is
just a sampling:


If just a small number of these sites have a page similar to the one
you created and then submitted patches to add links to their page from
our page, our page will just become less and less useful. I cannot
see why we would accept your links but not then later turn away
someone else that creates a similar page to yours.

You have created a nice page and you have ample opportunity on your
site to put it in front of your customers so that they can download
clients easily. That seems like it should be good enough to serve
your customers well.

This is of course just my opinion but I am -0 on accepting this for
the reasons stated.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-12-02 01:27:15 CET

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