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From Ian Holsman <had...@holsman.net>
Subject Re: removing old releases
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:49:00 GMT
and done.
I left chukwa 0.4.0 there as they are currently pointing to it on their release page.

On Apr 28, 2011, at 2:02 AM, Nigel Daley wrote:

> +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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