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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@s-und-n.de>
Subject RE: [ANN] Apache Cocoon 2.1.3 Released
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2003 10:08:06 GMT
I just added the current version information to the mirror page,
so when you go to that page, you see to which version "latest"
relates.

Thanks for the hint.

Carsten

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2001@aol.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 10:22 AM
> To: cziegeler@s-und-n.de
> Subject: Re: [ANN] Apache Cocoon 2.1.3 Released
>
>
> Hi,
>
> With all due respect can I suggest that the current way of distributing
> Cocoon is plain daft!
>
> On http://cocoon.apache.org/mirror.cgi there is a file
> cocoon-latest-src.zip. Great until a week or a month or 2 months down the
> line. When the latest file will, presumably, still be
> cocoon-latest-src.zip.
>
> So, how do I easily tell then whether I need to download and upgrade? I
> can't, at least not easily.
>
> Why not use the traditional system of giving the version a
> NUMBER? It allows
> comparison of whether I have, or have not, the latest version.
>
> Yes, I found that there is a numbered version of 2.1.3 at
> http://ftp.plig.org/pub/apache/dist/cocoon/SOURCES/ but why use this silly
> cocoon-latest-src.zip idea at all? Good for lazy Web page authors
> who don't
> want to have to update the page perhaps? But not good for users.
>
> It just seems daft to me.
>
> Andrew Watt
> P.S. I *do* appreciate the good work you guys do, but "little things" like
> this are very frustrating.
>


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