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From Nigel Daley <nda...@mac.com>
Subject Re: removing old releases
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:02:13 GMT
+1. Thanks Ian.

n.

On Apr 27, 2011, at 2:01 PM, Chris Douglas wrote:

> No need to wait a week, if you have time to clear it out. Thanks for
> taking care of this, Ian. -C
> 
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 5:19 AM, Ian Holsman <ian@holsman.net> 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/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Ian Holsman
>> Ian@Holsman.net
>> PH: +1-703 879-3128 AOLIM: ianholsman Skype:iholsman
>> 
>> Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you
anyway. Elbert Hubbard
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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