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From Rajiv Mordani <m...@chinet.com>
Subject Re: location of /dist/ directory
Date Wed, 10 Nov 1999 08:30:52 GMT
+1 on not having anonftp..

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Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> 
> This is a discussion that started on the pmc list but is more appropriate
> to move here to the general issues list.
> 
> The question was on where the tarballs and jars and other distributable
> builds should go.
> 
> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > Brian and you guys, I would propose that we follow the
> > 
> >   xml.apache.org/<project>/dist
> > 
> > pattern, instead of placing everything on a single dist/. Reasons:
> > 
> > 1) cleaner to handle
> > 2) simple enough pattern
> > 3) you can have project specific readmes and warnings
> 
> I dunno - I think the "cleaner to handle" and "simple enough patterns"
> points are debatable, and the "you can have project specific readmes and
> warnings" might be the only viable reason, but in practise I think it's
> better to have those be a part of the tarballs.  
> 
> I think it's simpler to be able to point everyone to
> http://xml.apache.org/dist/ to get everything they need.  Consider the
> possibility that one has to change the name of a product.  =)
> 
> On the PMC list I also suggested the possibility of a
> http://dist.apache.org/ for *all* Apache project builds, but that's more
> of an ASF issue we can leave for later or not concern ourselves with.
> 
> > > > Brian; what is the story for anon-ftp ?
> > > 
> > > Anon FTP is officially persona non grata.  The only anon FTP provided
> > > these days is for the main www.apache.org web site, and I keep threatening
> > > to take that down.  If we ever get our cross-project act together and come
> > > up with an uberdistribution repository, say under something like
> > > dist.apache.org, then that might make sense to expose via FTP.  But I
> > > can't see the point of exposing the HTML files and PHP templates and
> > > servlet classes under FTP, and I think most of you would agree.
> > 
> > +1 to removing FTP once and forever. Damn, we are the http project after
> > all :)
> 
> Only until we have an XML-driven FTP server, or start using java servlets
> behind FTP.   =)
> 
> 	Brian
> 
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