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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 49569] New: Documentation for previous versions should be available online
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:14:19 GMT
> At the top of the online Ant manual, it says:

> "This is the manual for version 1.8.1 of Apache Ant. If your version
> of Ant (as verified with ant -version) is older or newer than this
> version then this is not the correct manual set. Please use the
> documentation appropriate to your current version."

> That's not particularly helpful unless there's a way to get to the
> documentation for previous versions.

It would be pretty simple to create ZIPs/tarballs of the docs subfolder
as separate release artifacts and publish them side by side with the
source and binary releases.  They wouldn't need to be signed or hashed.

Also, it would be pretty simple to do so retroactively for our older
releases by going through the tags and publish said ZIPs on
archive.apache.org so we had a place to point people to.

I volunteer to change the distribution target, release instructions and
to create archives for Ant 1.6.5 to 1.8.1 unless anybody objects.

Stefan

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