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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: cleaning up our sourceforge top-level directory
Date Wed, 28 May 2014 00:01:00 GMT
On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:

> Am 05/27/2014 05:46 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>
>  On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Herbert Duerr<hdu@apache.org>  wrote:
>>
>>  I just noticed that many people seem to download AOO directly from
>>> sourceforge and that the directory structure obviously misleads them to
>>> download obsolete binaries. Here is the top-level layout and its weekly
>>> download count:
>>>
>>> 4.1.0:    843,483 weekly downloads
>>> localized: 25,891 weekly downloads
>>> 4.0.1:     24,410 weekly downloads
>>> 4.0.0:      3,731 weekly downloads
>>> stable      1,800 weekly downloads
>>> extended      558 weekly downloads
>>> contrib        41 weekly downloads
>>> milestones:    31 weekly downloads
>>> packages        6 weekly downloads
>>>
>>> The "localized" and "stable" folders only provide the old 3.2.x, 3.3.0
>>> and
>>> 3.4.x releases, so getting more than 28000 weekly downloads there is an
>>> alarming signal.
>>>
>>> The "packages" folder contains old OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 releases for
>>> SolarisX86, SolarisSparc, MacPPC and for languages that are not yet
>>> supported by AOO such as Maithili or Konkani.
>>>
>>> The "extended" folder contains ISO-images with several builds of OOo321
>>> and OOo330.
>>>
>>> The "contrib" folder contains old dictionaries. They are not directly
>>> usable and the newest one is from 2009.
>>>
>>> So the current layout is apparently confusing and misleads a lot of
>>> people
>>> to download stuff they wouldn't use if they knew that better alternatives
>>> are available. I don't want to spend much time one this but I'd like to
>>> clean up the "localized", "stable", "extended", "contrib" and "packages"
>>> top-level directories by either
>>> - removing them altogether
>>> - recreate a 3.4.1 folder and remove the others
>>> - recreate a 3.4.1 and an old-OOo folder and remove the others
>>>
>>> Herbert
>>>
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>>>  I wonder if some of this is due to "auto" processes that are still using
>> the old structure.
>>
>
> even if this would be the case. Do we want to support this for longer? I
> don't think so.
>
>
> > We still allow for downloads of "legacy" OOo, so it
>
>> would probably be better to move the older versions to something like our
>> current structure -- your second option above?
>>
>
> +1
>
>
>  And, should the older
>> "packages", if it applies only to 3.3, also have its own area? Maybe
>> someone still wants/needs these.
>>
>
> Then they should look for them in the ASF archive. This should be the only
> location for very old release builds.
>
> Marcus


sure...that's fine. I never think about the archives I guess. :/


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