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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] retiring old release directory
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2003 20:11:33 GMT
i've now completed this work.

- robert

On Monday, September 1, 2003, at 10:19 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> 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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