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From Ian Holsman <had...@holsman.net>
Subject Re: removing old releases
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:37:15 GMT
just to clarify.. there is a archive area - http://archive.apache.org/dist/hadoop/core/ where
old releases are kept, so we are not deleting anything forever, just not having it available
via the mirrors and taking up valuable diskspace etc etc.
On Apr 27, 2011, at 8:19 AM, Ian Holsman wrote:

> I've had a look at hadoop's dist area (http://www.apache.org/dist/hadoop/ ) 
> and was wondering which of these people think we should do here.
> If no one objects within a week, I will remove everything except the hadoop-0.20.2, 
> hadoop-21.0, and stable directories there.
> Thanks
> Ian
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Mark Thomas <m>
>> Date: April 27, 2011 8:07:53 AM EDT
>> Subject: Re: [ACTION REQUIRED] www.apache.org/dist/<tlp> housekeeping
>> PMC members,
>> Six weeks ago, the infrastructure team sent you the e-mail below. To the
>> projects that were already following the release guidelines and to those
>> projects that have since cleaned up their /dist area - thank you. The
>> infrastructure team really does appreciate you doing this.
>> Regrettably, a large number of PMCs have chosen to ignore the message
>> below. To those PMCs, you have one month (until 31 May 2011) to clean up
>> your dist area or the infrastructure team will simply remove all files
>> that are more than twelve months old.
>> Mark
>> on behalf of the ASF Infrastructure Team
>> On 10/03/2011 08:16, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>> PMC members,
>>> As the ASF grows in size, so does the total size of the distribution
>>> artefacts we ask our mirror community to support for us. The larger this
>>> total size, the greater the strain on both ASF infrastructure and on the
>>> mirroring system.
>>> As per the release guidelines [1], only current releases should be
>>> available at http://www.apache.org/dist/. Monitoring of
>>> http://www.apache.org/dist/ [2] shows that some projects are not
>>> removing old releases. This is placing an unnecessary strain on both ASF
>>> infrastructure and on our mirror volunteers.
>>> Thanks to those PMCs that have been removing old releases from their
>>> distribution directory. The infrastructure appreciates you keeping on
>>> top of this.
>>> PMCs that have not been removing old releases are required to review
>>> their current distribution directory and remove any old releases.
>>> - PMCs using svnpubsub should remove old releases via svn.
>>> - PMCs not using svnpubsub should remove old releases directly from
>>> /www/www.apache.org/dist/<tlp> on people.apache.org at. Note that any
>>> deletions may take up to 24 hours to replicate to http://www.apache.org/dist
>>> In both cases it may take longer for changes to replicate to mirrors.
>>> Old releases removed from http://www.apache.org/dist/ are not lost.
>>> Release are automatically copied to http://archive.apache.org/dist/ and
>>> are never deleted.
>>> This inevitably raises the question what is a current release and what
>>> is an old release. To some extent, this varies from project to project
>>> but typically it amounts to the following:
>>> a) latest release of the current branch
>>> b) latest stable release of the current branch
>>> c) latest stable release of previous branches
>>> It is hard to give concrete examples that apply to all projects since
>>> each project is free to use its own release numbering scheme. However, a
>>> project that includes versions 2.1.0, 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 in its release
>>> directory almost certainly has some cleaning up to do. A project that
>>> includes 1.0.6, 1.1.5 and 2.0.7 probably doesn't.
>>> If you have any questions about how to manage your distribution
>>> directory please contact the infrastructure team.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Mark
>>> on behalf of the ASF Infrastructure Team
>>> [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
>>> [2] http://people.apache.org/~henkp/tlps/
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> Ian Holsman
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