I agree with nOano and I think Rick that we should leave
the existing 2.4 patches where they are (if only to
keep old links in OLS papers still active). However, for
the next push perhaps it is a good time to look at a
new site for 2.5 work. The two options I have seen that
look good are tigris and savannah. Here are the links:
If we separate the 2.4 and 2.5 lse projects do we continue
to use the same mailing list? nOano, you are the maintainer
of the mailing list and have the final say on whether or
not to move the existing one. Im afraid moving the mailing
list will create more confusion than clarity, what do you
This conversation is good, let's keep it up. So far the biggest
complaint with sf seems to be the inability to view patches
without downloading them first.
--On Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:55:22 AM -0800 Gerrit Huizenga <gh@...> wrote:
> I still get thrown at a mirror selector - it doesn't give me the
> option to simply view the patch from within my browser. I have to
> select a mirror (and the cookie for mirror selection never sticks
> around, so I have to choose every time). Then, I get a nice netscape
> stderr output which appears to contain the file to be download, but
> with some characters "unprintable" and an "ok" button". And,
> finally, I'm forced to save the file, which is sometimes okay, but
> just a pain for viewing a patch.
> I don't know why they don't use quiet rotating mirrors through
> DNS like many other sites do, with a possible cookie preference
> you can select if you want a nearby mirror.
> There may be some browser oddities here (I'm using Netscape 4.77
> under debian in this case - not the latest but still mostly
> function) oh - and I just tried galeon, still thrown into the
> "download file" dialog with the page showing mirror selection, even
> when changing ?download to ?umn.dl, for instance. Even cutting
> and pasting the actual mirror link into the the URL selection does
> exactly the same thing.
> Functional, yes. Convenient, no.
>> I can't comment on the other problems you and Gerritt raised but there
>> is a simple URL you can use to get to the files on the download page.
>> The URL on the page for file `foo' is
>> If you delete `?download' and change `prdownloads' to `unc.dl' you get
>> a simple URL that can be used by `wget'. Turns out the `unc' part
>> identifies one of 8 different mirrors, you can change `unc' to anyone
>> and still get the file.
>> This probably breaks some unwritten SourceForge rule and I admit it is
>> a little cumbersome but it does seem to work.
> d On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 06:35:32PM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>> > ...
>> > 1. I can scp a file to it.
>> > 2. I can email out a simple URL for people to get patches from
>> > (that works with wget and friends - ie no switch script garbage).
>> > Anything much heavier than this is just too much effort and burnt time.
>> > This is similar to other mutterings of discontent I've heard, but
>> > perhaps if others could list out their requirements too ???
>> > M.
>> > PS. To me, it's not two windows that are stuck, it's the front and back
>> > doors. Climbing in through the windows does work, but is rather incovenient.
>> Don Dugger
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