Future frameworks releases

David Faure faure at kde.org
Tue Jun 9 07:35:05 UTC 2015

On Monday 08 June 2015 10:07:40 Maximiliano Curia wrote:
> Since you ask about it, the tool used in Debian to fetch upstream releases
> (uscan and watch files) expects to be able to fetch a list of files with a
> single request (something like https://pypi.python.org/simple/isodate/), so
> it better for us to have all the releases of the same package in the same
> subdir.
> The current layout of releases:
> http://download.kde.org/(?:un)?stable/frameworks/([\d.]+)/kimap-([\d.]+\.tar
> \.xz
> Works only for the latest release, but is not able to fetch a particular
> release, and it will require to convert this simple tool into a full pledged
> crawler.

Hmm this sounds like a bug or missing feature in the tool you're using.
Surely it could be fixed/extended to be able to fetch stuff from a different 
directory for past releases.

> So, it would be better for Debian if the releases are alternatively
> distributed in a layout of the form:
> http://download.kde.org/simple/kimap/kimap-([\d.]+)\.tar.xz

This would make it very hard for other people who can currently just grab all 
of KF x.y from a single directory.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
Working on KDE Frameworks 5

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