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From Kristian Waagan <kristian.waa...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: dist symlinks
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:06:56 GMT
On 07.09.11 18:24, Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 3:07 AM, Kristian Waagan
> <kristian.waagan@oracle.com>  wrote:
>>
>> I'm ready to just delete them and see what happens.
>>
>> Haven't heard from Andrew though, he may have more information about why the
>> synlinks were added originally.
>
> It was common practice many years ago to symlink a static location to
> the current source and binaries. Given especially [1] in your original
> mail, it looks like symlinks are officially out, probably because not
> all mirrors support real symlinks. I say definitely go ahead and
> delete them. It would be simple to add/generate an .htaccess file for
> that directory which redirects to the latest if that was still
> desired.

Thanks, Andrew.

I have deleted the symlinks, and updated the release instructions for 
publication [1] by moving the symlink section to the deprecated 
instructions page [2].


-- 
Kristian

[1] http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/ReleasePublication
[2] http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DeprecatedReleaseInstructions

>
> cheers,
> andrew


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