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Ticket #25047 (closed: duplicate)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

Files download area won't display our Release Notes

Reported by: miesfeld Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-4012 FORGE P3 Cc:
Private: no


I don't understand what algorithm you guys are using to display the release notes in the Files download section of a project, but it is seriously broken.

This is what users see when they go to download:

_ReadMe.pdf cannot be displayed here, do you want to download it?

Of course a PDF file is not going to be displayed there. Plain as day in the list of files is ReadMe, a text file that is meant to be displayed.

Really what we want displayed is the ReleaseNotes file. It's bad enough that we can't choose the file we want displayed. I copied the ReleaseNotes file to ReadMe to get it displayed. The ReadMe.pdf file is something our users expect to see and be able to download. Last time I tried to do a release I was able to get rid of that stupid warning by renaming ReadMe.pdf to _ReadMe.pdf, then it displayed the ReadMe text file. But I had to answer over 200 e-mails asking me where they could get ReadMe.pdf, all they see is _ReadMe.pdf.

I don't want to change the name of that file again and have to answer another 200 e-mails.

Why doesn't the site pick the ReadMe file to display? Why does the site pick _ReadMe.pdf over ReadMe ?????

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR NF-4012 added
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned


According to our docs, it should be the newest file that's offered. With that said, we should certainly prefer a displayable readme over one that can't be displayed. I'm escalating that to our engineering team here: https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/4012/

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 20 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords FORGE P3 added

Changed 11 months ago by ctsai

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

I'm closing this ticket in favor of https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/site-support/4096/

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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