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

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 09:56:46 CEST 2016

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Ewen McNeill
<zeromq at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz> wrote:
> 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:
> https://aws.amazon.com/free/faqs/
> "5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put
> Requests*"
> 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).
> Ewen
> 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.

Let's prepare an open letter. I am sure lot of people will sign it up.

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