|[eclipse.org-committers] Webmaster update: Your project's update site, quotas, CVS and more!|
In this issue: 1. Project Update sites on download.eclipse.org 2. Archived builds - thanks! 3. "Eclipse.org is down!" 4. New proposed CVS locations 1. Project Update sites on download.eclipse.orgMany projects are hosting Update sites on download.eclipse.org. While this is a great idea, it bypasses any mirror sites we currently have in place. Unless I'm mistaken, Eclipse's Update Manager mirror site support is only available for the following six projects: Platform, EMF, GEF, UML2, VE and WTP.
I opened/commented on the following bugs to address some issues:- Make it easier for eclipse.org projects to be in the Eclipse Features list: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=107514
- Update Manager should support HTTP redirects, such as the "Find A Mirror" script: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=99412
As a temporary alternative, you can use the Find A Mirror script to display URLs to mirrors hosting your update content. For instance, using the AJDT's project as an example, their downloads page at sais to use http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ajdt/30/update as the Update manager URL. This URL could be replaced by a link to this:
2. Archived builds - thanks!I'd like to thank the projects who have moved older builds to the Archives location. As an added bonus, I claim ownership of all your archived release builds, giving you back disk space in your quota.
3. "Eclipse.org is down!"Once in a while a reputed Eclipse committer sends me an e-mail with the above caption in the subject line without first checking the network conditions at their own end. This causes an immediate heart attack to yours truly, followed by irreperable brain damage and occasional twitching.
4. New proposed CVS locationsAs per bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=107748, I'd like to propose new CVS root locations for all the CVS repositories at eclipse.org. The new paths would be pointers to the physical locations on the server. The purpose is to abstract the physical location in order to make it easier for eclipse.org sysadmins to transparently move the repository to a new physical path should the need ever be.
Please see the bug for more details and to comment and vote. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Denis  http://eclipse.org/ajdt/downloads/ -- Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx Questions? Consult the FAQ at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/faq.html View my status at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/main.html
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