John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Feb 18 09:52:05 EST 2014

On Feb 18, 2014, at 1:23 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> wrote:

> On Thursday 09 January 2014 10:10:05 John Ralls wrote:
>> I'm reviewing/updating README in response to
>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=721608 , and there's a
>> link there to the subject URI.
>> It looks like the sources there stopped being updated at the end of
>> 2010 when we released 2.4.0. The dates on the binary directories are
>> all in 2003, but the ones I checked had files no later than mid
>> 2001.
>> I'm removing the reference in README, and I think we should remove
>> the directory.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
> The old news section of gnucash still refers to this location for 
> downloads of ancient versions of gnucash.
> These old versions are not available on sourceforge or any other 
> location that I'm aware of.
> Question is: should we keep providing downloads for these old versions 
> in the interest of archaeology ? If so the path should stay.
> If not what do we do with the historical news messages ?

Delete it all. I see no benefit to maintaining archival tarballs. In the extremely unlikely event someone wants to build some ancient version they can do so from git. I also see no reason to keep ancient announcements in serve-able form; those are also available from git if some historian wants to look at them.

In that same vein, I'll talk to the Gnome folks about getting rid of http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/sources/gnucash/.

John Ralls

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