Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Re: Firebird download page
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Pavel, Set, all,

> Is that the kind of page that we are discussing? I thought the point
> was having a page more easily accessible for newcomers - i.e. those
> that ask "where can I find Firebird for Windows/Linux?" and "how do I
> use/administer this database?". Sure, it should be updated
> occationally (though I think the time issue is more 'Martijn, can you
> check if there are any new official releases to put onto our web page
> when you get back from holiday' than 'alert, this must be updated
> within 24 hours'), but those interested in the latest beta releases
> could be directed to SourceForge.
> Or am I just rambling on out of ignorance?

I fully agree.

The RCs are more of a SourceForge download page issue, while
a simple download page with all _released_ version can be listed
and can be updated fairly quick after a new release, _before_ putting
"Jada v2.0 released" on ... Or am I rambling too?


> > > Why is it so hard to maintain the Downloads page? Can you
> > > clarify that statement?
> >
> > Counting all packages, not only the engine itself, there is usually
> > a big turnaround, especially when one adopts aggressive release
> > cycle for betas etc. The rest of problem is timing, because one must
> > update the page very quickly, in worst case in 24 hours from first
> > announcement about release, preferably in hours / immediately. It's
> > not easy for a volunteer to commit to these requirements for long
> > time. When update slips, the whole Download page gets useless, as
> > people quickly learn to go directly to SourceForge page instead.