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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-18 10:39:51

At 10:01 AM 5/18/2001, Dan Nuffer wrote:

>Why don't you use the normal Sourceforge file release mechanism?

I experimented with it last year when we first started using SourceForge,
and ran into all sorts of problems. The worst, IIRC, was the inability to
back out a mistake without having to email SourgeForge support and get them
to manually fix whatever went wrong.

I don't know if they have made improvements since then. Might be worth
checking out.

> It
>provides an HTTP download, which would satisfy all those users who can't
>get to the FTP server.

Both HTTP and FTP are useful. HTTP for simple downloads of releases. FTP
is helpful, for example, for the continually changing compiler status zip
files which shouldn't go through the CVS system because each one is
different and it would just be confusing and explode file sizes to keep old



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