[NTG-context] Version Numbers in Download File Names

Matthias Wächter matthias.waechter at tttech.com
Wed Jul 12 14:37:34 CEST 2006

Taco Hoekwater schrieb:
> Matthias Wächter wrote:
>> Is there a strong motivation against having versioned package file names, 
>> possibly with some months/years of history? 
>  > Or is this archive available but I am unable to find it? ;)
> There is an archive of old releases and file versions on-line,
> but at a different location. Check this page as a starting point:
>    http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Revisions

Taco, thanks for pointing me there and indirectly to the releases and SVN repository at supelec.fr. Stupid /me didn't search the garden for it.

Two comments nevertheless.

https://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/?group_id=14 gives me quite some versions of Context, but the download paths for each precise version is not related to the release date or the SVN revision, for example, the 20060609 release can be downloaded as https://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/download.php/305/cont-tmf.zip. Can't it be something like https://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/download.php/cont-tmf-20060609.zip, or in case of true SVN snapshots maybe https://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/download.php/cont-tmf-164.zip having '164' as the associated SVN repository revision number? That would be easy to maintain in subsequent application packages for Context. Certainly, supelec.fr and gforge.org have the last word on this issue. Anyway, thanks for the link, it is a big step towards a solution.

Second: I tried to checkout the repository anonymously as mentioned on https://foundry.supelec.fr/scm/?group_id=14 without success (it asks me for username/password). Either anonymous read-only access should be enabled as documented, or the documentation on this page should change (but why should the repository be publicly browseable as well as versioned snapshots be publicly available without proper public Subversion access?). In case cont-tmf.zip is a simple consistent snapshot of the (then) publicly available SVN repository, the problem of versioning would vanish in a second, I'd just have to refer to the associated SVN revision of the tree.

- Matthias

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