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Ticket #23642 (closed: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Exclude Readme-file as latest revision in downloads

Reported by: mbab Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-3534 Cc:
Private: no


Hello sourceforge,

At first: Thanks for your great repository, I am enjoying and understanding the features more and more every day.

My issue: I have no idea how the software finds the "latest version". But you recommend also uploading a README file and keeping it up to date. I first uploaded a early version of a README file and afterwards my first release. For some reason the readme file is presented as the latest version of my software:
"Looking for the latest version? Download README"
A search for this statement proves the Readme file is considered as release in a bunch of projects. I don't know how your software determines the release but showing the Readme file as main download is neither helpful for the user nor the developer.

Considering that the Readme file might be uploaded/edited before or after the corresponding release - what about the idea of completely filtering Readme files from the "latest version"-algorithm? They are handled exclusively anyway as they are printed below the available downloads.

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR NF-3534 added; Latest Download Readme removed
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned


We have a ticket for improving the auto-detection so that it doesn't pick up README files (or at least at a much lower priority) here: https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/3534/

With that said though, until that is implemented, you can always manually set the default download.

Setting the default download can be accomplished through the File Manager.

  1. Go to the Files page while logged in to access the File Manager
  2. From the File Manager navigate to the directory that contains the file
  3. Select the "i" icon for the file you wish to set as the default download
  4. On the bottom right check the boxes for the operating systems which you wish the file to be the default download for.
  5. Select save

That should then set the default download as the file you selected. There may be up to a 5 minute delay before links are updated.

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 21 months ago by ctsai

  • status changed from assigned to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

This should be fixed now, if you're still having issues with this, please log a ticket in our new ticket tracker: https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/site-support/new/

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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