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From Hervé BOUTEMY <>
Subject Re: Download links
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:47:51 GMT
the deeplink used to work: that's the objective of our "resources/download.cgi 
+ xdoc/download.xml.vm" pattern that was created some years ago.
download.cgi is supposed to use standard ASF script that uses download.html as 

I don't know why this does not work any more.

I vaguely remember something a few years ago about executable bit, some 
headache I had at that time to try to fix working with interested people (ie. 
not many, but Sebb was probably one of the few). Perhaps it's time to rework 
on it: I'll see tonight if I can find references on the analysis already done 
at that time.



Le vendredi 17 novembre 2017, 12:27:49 CET Robert Scholte a écrit :
> This topic deserves a separate mailthread.
> Quoting Sebb on a different thread:
> "The download link points to the top-level of the ASF mirror system.
> This makes it very hard to use."
> AFAIK the ASF says there should be a download button for every released
> product.
> In case of Maven we're talking about a lot of projects, and downloads
> should be redirected via a mirror.
> I don't think it is possible to do a deeplink to a specific folder.
> Also, in case of Maven plugins and other dependencies (all excluding the
> Maven distribution itself) it is kind of strange to provide a download
> link when we could assume that they only want to have the
> plugin/dependency XML fragment.
> I agree that the link is kind of useless right now, but also the best we
> can do when providing a direct download link.
> If there's no way to do a deeplink, I'd prefer to remove it from the pages
> and announcements.
> thanks,
> Robert
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