[ANNOUNCE] Weston 9.0 release schedule

Simon Ser contact at emersion.fr
Wed Jul 1 19:12:52 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:49 PM, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh at inai.de> wrote:

> On Wednesday 2020-07-01 19:03, Simon Ser wrote:
> > On Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:41 PM, Jan Engelhardt jengelh at inai.de wrote:
> >
> > > However, when trying to retrieve
> > > https://wayland.freedesktop.org/releases/
> > > all I get is a 404 ("The resource that you are attempting to access
> > > does not exist or you don't have the necessary permissions to view
> > > it."). What I expected to get: an index of all files in that directory,
> > > alphabetically sorted and suffixed with the last modification date, just
> > > as apache (or other httpds) usually generate.
> >
> > What's your use-case? Why isn't the releases pages enough?
> Usecases.. checking for releases, both new and, sometimes historic research,
> old ones.
> A fileindex has a "tabular" appearance where each "row" contains filename and
> date, and that table be sorted primarily by filename with no extra grouping, so
> that wayland-* and weston-* releases are not interspersed.
> The release page is the antithesis to that: it presents items like a
> blog rather than a filelisting, grouped by date with a static
> reverse-date ordering, and grouping different filenames by date as
> well. Imagine if `ls -l` did that all the time.

IMHO the releases page is enough for this use-case. The difference is
not worth the time figuring out how to enable file listing (which
requires having access to the infrastructure, and our sysadmins already
have too much on their plate).

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