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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download links
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:12:34 GMT
On 17 November 2017 at 11:27, Robert Scholte <rfscholte@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.

Yes.

> 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.

Yes it is possible.

See
http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html#closer
et seq.

In this case, you could use:

http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/maven/plugins/

to at least show the correct directory.

and

http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/maven/plugins/maven-jdeprscan-plugin-3.0.0-alpha-1-source-release.zip

to link to the file.

There are various other options; see the page quoted above.


> 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.

The ASF mission is to produce open SOURCE software and links to the
source artifacts are required.

> thanks,
> Robert

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