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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] retiring old release directory
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2003 21:02:43 GMT
i can probably manage commons but i'd be very grateful for some assistance 
with the rest of jakarta. if any committers are willing to lend a hand 
i've made some instructions but probably the general list is the best 
place to coordinate a plan of attack ;)

- robert

On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 02:19 PM, Shapira, Yoav wrote:

>
> Howdy,
> 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
> [mailto:robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk]
>> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 5:19 PM
>> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>> Subject: [PROPOSAL] retiring old release directory
>>
>> http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-commons/release is the old,
>> unmirrored directory. most (all?) new releases have been created in the
>> mirrored directories (good work!) but there are still many older
> releases
>> 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
>> mirrors
>> 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
> jakarta
>> download pages
>> 4. delete the old directory structure
>>
>> this decision will be taken by lazy consensus so unless anyone objects
> (or
>> finds some flaws in my plan ;), i'll start executing this plan some
> time
>> after 12 noon GMT wednesday.
>>
>> - robert
>>
>>
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