Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Feb 18 11:58:06 EST 2014

John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:

>> 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/.

I think keeping around history is a good thing.
Disk is cheap.
Just mark it an archive and add a README to the current location(s)

> Regards,
> John Ralls


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