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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Archiving old releases
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:12:54 GMT
Noah, any objections?

On 6 June 2011 17:20, Paul Davis <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> How about we keep 1.1.0, 1.0.2 and 0.11.2 then?
>> When 1.0.3 is released, we'll archive 1.0.2 at least. I don't think we
>> should be encouraging downloads of 0.11.2, so I'd like to archive it
>> soon.
>> B.
> Yes, this is exactly what I was proposing.
>> On 6 June 2011 16:58, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> On 6 Jun 2011, at 16:32, Paul Davis wrote:
>>>> To reiterate some points. Tony Stevenson tells me the infrastructure
>>>> policy is, "We expect PMcs to only keep 1 copy of each branch/major
>>>> version, anything else should be archived."
>>> Where did he tell you this? Is it on a mailing list somewhere? My concern here
is that the official Apache policy is actually decidedly vague on the matter. Which I have
always interpreted as being quite intentional, so that projects can decide for themselves
what the policy should be.
>>>> I have been instructed to
>>>> specifically remove 0.11.0, 0.11.1, and 1.0.1 from the dist directory
>>>> under threat of cattle prod and apparently cuddle kitties.
>>> Again, where?
>>> This stuff should be happening on the mailing lists.
>>> I agree that this makes sense, but I have been concerned for a while that in
doing so, there maybe be certain circumstances where some technical detail means that not
providing a smooth bugfix upgrade path may cause problems. That was one of the primary things
I was hoping to clarify by starting this discussion.
>>> Anyone see a problem with this?
>>>> As to what's listed in downloads.html I'll leave that to the bike
>>>> shedding except to point out there's no policy I know of that prevents
>>>> us from linking to the archived versions.
>>> These two things are the same. The policy is that the downloads.html page must
link through to the mirrors, to reduce the load on the Apache servers. So whatever we remove
from the dist directory needs to be removed from this page.

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