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Re: pgFoundry Download URLs

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, jd <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)justatheory(dot)com>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Guillaume Smet <guillaume(dot)smet(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgFoundry Download URLs
Date: 2009-12-29 10:59:33
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2009/12/29 Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>:
> Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2009-12-28 at 11:42 -0800, David E. Wheeler wrote:
>>>> On Dec 28, 2009, at 11:23 AM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>>>> The user experience is quite a bit more important than people with
>>>>> scripts such as Devrim's. If we are going to offer the service we should
>>>>> do so in a manner that is useful and productive to the consumers of that
>>>>> service.
>>>> That includes scriptability, so that third parties can build services on top of it.
>>> Certainly. I am just saying that if we have 20 people it will negatively
>>> impact and 20,000 it will positively impact.. the 20 people need to suck
>>> it up.
>> Presumably the packages that rely on the existing URLs are actually
>> being used by large numbers of end-users, who will all be sad if they
>> break.
> I might be wrong but I don't think we have that many users that are regulary rebuilding rpms from source with the original tar.gz being on pgfoundry...

Well, the big users would be Devrim (RPMs) and I guess whomever does
debian packages of the things.

But there are quite a number of companies that build their own RPMs,
either completely on their own or off slightly modified specs.

 Magnus Hagander

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