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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] retiring old release directory
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2003 13:19:10 GMT

Great plan, go for it, will be glad to help if you need any help (which
I doubt ;))

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: robert burrell donkin
>Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 5:19 PM
>To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>Subject: [PROPOSAL] retiring old release directory
> is the old,
>unmirrored directory. most (all?) new releases have been created in the
>mirrored directories (good work!) but there are still many older
>there and some components do not have mirrored releases available.
>now that infrastructure have completed the move to minotaur, it's time
>that we think about implementing the official ASF distribution policy.
>(all committers should have read received this posted to their apache
>account.) this is important since the ASF have only a limited amount of
>bandwidth to supply both the website and downloads.
>i'll volunteer to execute the necessary changes. my plan is:
>1. ensure the latest release for every component is available from the
>2. copy all older releases to the archives
>3. redirect all requests under the directory structure to a new page
>explaining that you should use the mirrors and giving links to the
>download pages
>4. delete the old directory structure
>this decision will be taken by lazy consensus so unless anyone objects
>finds some flaws in my plan ;), i'll start executing this plan some
>after 12 noon GMT wednesday.
>- robert
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