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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <anto...@antbuild.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Let's use archive.apache.org
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:40:24 GMT
+1

Cheers,

Antoine

PS : congrats too for ant 1.5.4
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
To: <dev@ant.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 3:40 PM
Subject: [VOTE] Let's use archive.apache.org


> Hi,
> 
> as some of you may know, there is a new virtual host called
> archive.apache.org that is supposed to be the source for software
> archeologists, much as our ant.apache.org/old-releases folder is now.
> 
> archive.apache.org is setup to rsync from www.apache.org/dist without
> ever deleting anything, this means all new releases will end up there
> eventually at one point in time.
> 
> I've gone ahead and copied over the contents of our old-releases
> folder to this box and want to propose that we start using it instead
> of /old-releases from now on.
> 
> The benefits I see:
> 
> * It is on cvs.apache.org, every committer has access to it.
> 
> * You don't need to copy files around after a release, just remove the
>   non-zips.
> 
> * At a point in time, mirrors may want to pick up archive.apache.org
>   as well - so we'd benefit from mirroring even for our old releases.
> 
> * we'd remove downloads and not (CVS-)controlled content from our
>   website.
> 
> If this is accepted, I volunteer to update our ReleaseInstructions.
> 
> Stefan
> 
> BTW, I found that the source distribution of Ant 1.2 doesn't have a
> signature - the binary distribution is signed.  Does anybody have an
> old copy of the ZIP archive and can verify that the file on
> archive.apache.org (or /old-releases) is the file it claims to be?  If
> so, please sign it (or let me do it).
> 
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