[zeromq-dev] Stable release downloads (was Re: CZMQ "stable" release versioning)

Ewen McNeill zeromq at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz
Wed Apr 27 22:40:24 CEST 2016

On 28/04/16 2:23, Doron Somech wrote:
> Regarding the existing files, I think we have two options:
> * Upload all to github, I can make a script that will make it simpler
> * Use Amazon S3, I think it will very cheap, maybe even for free, I can
> take care for that as well.

AFAICT, uploading the binary release artefacts to GitHub, results in 
GitHub storing them on S3 (at GitHub's expense).  Given the source 
repositories are on GitHub, I think that'd be my default choice for the 
existing files.

Thanks for the offer to help with scripting uploads of the existing 
files.  I think the main "hard" bit (ie, require a human) left would be 
figuring out which commits to put the release tags on, so that they 
match up with what is in the tarballs.  Maybe someone else can help with 
identifying those commits?

Directly using S3 is worth considering, but I think at best it would be 
free for 1 year:


"5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put 

has the little star that means "available for 12 months following your 
AWS sign-up date'.  So going the S3 route would mean finding some way to 
fund it on an on-going basis.  It's relatively cheap 
(https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/), but not free ($0.03/GB for 
storage/month, plus $0.09/GB for transfers to the Internet; at a guess 
less than a few dollars a month, but having to be paid every month).


PS: Re http://www.zoobab.com/github-sucks-wget-unfriendly, the issue 
seems to be the URL structure doesn't have the filename at the end. 
Annoying, undesirable, but IMHO, not a fatal reason not to use it.  It'd 
perhaps be better to lobby GitHub to change their URL structure to end 
in the original filename and/or a simulated final filename; it should be 
a relatively simple change for them.

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