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From Daniel Gruno <rum...@cord.dk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to update the Windows ”platform page”?
Date Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:06:45 GMT
On 03/13/2013 02:00 AM, Ben Johnson wrote:
> 
> 
> On 3/11/2013 4:20 PM, Peter Lorenzen wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just realized that the reason there is no Windows binaries for 2.2.23
>> and 2.2.24 is that the Apache Foundation does not provide the binaries
>> and whoever provided them before does not anymore.
>>
> 
> The first part is true. It's good to see that you have done your
> homework. :) As for the second part, that may not be true, necessarily.
> 
>>  
>>
>> I have assumed that the reason they were not available was because the
>> bugs fixed with the two releases were not a problem for Windows.
>>
> 
> That may very well be, but only the individual(s) creating the binaries
> can say with certainty. If said individual has retired, we may never know.
> 
>>  
>>
>> It might be naïve, but how should I know? I can find no mention of this
>> on http://httpd.apache.org.
>>
>>  
>>
>> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/platform/windows.html just states that
>> the latest downloads can be found at http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi.
>>
>>  
>>
>> I think it would be very prudent to update the Windows platform page so
>> it reflects the reality for nobs like me.
>>
> 
> I agree.
> 
>>  
>>
>> I would not in a million years have downloaded binaries from
>> http://www.apachelounge.com <http://www.apachelounge.com/download/>so I
>> would also be nice with a link to them if this is considered a safe way
>> of getting the binaries.
>>
> 
> Again, I agree. If ASF will not or cannot provide binaries (I don't
> blame it for not providing them, given the overhead associated with
> doing so), it should provide recommendations (not to be confused with
> endorsements).
> 
>>  
>>
>> How do I go about getting the page updated? Can I somehow do it myself?
>> If not who can I contact?
>>
> 
> Paging Dr. Kew... I'm sure that others can answer this question
> (unfortunately, I cannot), but Nick Kew (a frequent poster to this list,
> and ASF developer, if I'm not mistaken) seems to be plugged into the
> development pipeline. Presumably, you would need commit access to modify
> the documentation yourself. Perhaps someone else on this list can
> provide more information if you wish to gain commit access.
> 
>>  
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Peter
>>
> 
> Be well!
> 
> -Ben
> 
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If you want the documentation or home page to be changed, it is often
better to ping docs@httpd.apache.org than this mailing list. I've CC'ed
them this letter, in case you want to continue the discussion in the forum.

With regards,
Daniel.

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