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From Oliver Heger <oliver.he...@oliver-heger.de>
Subject Re: [ALL] "current" links in download directories
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:39:15 GMT
Am 04.03.2013 20:36, schrieb Gary Gregory:
> Delete them.

+1

IIRC, it was part of older release instructions to create such links. 
The instructions have been updated, but probably after the last Digester 
release.

Oliver

>
> Gary
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Some components have "current" links in the top-level dist/ directories.
>>
>> For example:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/digester/
>>
>> has several such links.
>>
>> These are presumably supposed to always point to the current latest
>> release.
>> However, they are tricky to maintain (perhaps more so now we are
>> moving to svnpubsub).
>>
>> Also they don't behave well. For example, if one downloads the link,
>> the file is named after the link, not the target, so it's not clear
>> exactly what has been downloaded. Also one cannot tell what file is
>> being referenced.
>>
>> In fact, looking at the files uploaded to
>>
>> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/commons/digester/
>>
>> it appears that the entries are copies of the files, not actually
>> links, so the links clearly are tricky to maintain. Also there are now
>> two copies of each of the files in SVN, and these will appear on each
>> 3rd party mirror. Not ideal.
>>
>> The links are expensive in maintenance and disk space.
>>
>> I think they should be deleted unless there is a very good use-case
>> for keeping them.  This seems very unlikely, as no-one has complained
>> about the Commons components that don't have the links.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
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