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mherger
2005-06-12, 05:25
Would it be possible to have links to latest.rpm, latest.zip etc. in the
download area? This would considerably simplify automated downloads.

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Philip Meyer
2005-06-14, 01:15
Hi "Michael Herger" <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net>,

>Would it be possible to have links to latest.rpm, latest.zip etc. in the
>download area? This would considerably simplify automated downloads.

I prefer the dated versions (by all means add latests links too).

I use GetRight (www.getright.com) with a daily download rule that expands the current date into the source and destination filenames, so it automatically downloads the new version. If the daily release fails to get hosted, it won't download the file, and I'll know there's a problem, whereas if it downloaded latest.exe every day, I might not know that it has failed and I'm looking at yesterdays. I like to keep a few previous days too, in case the latest doesn't work particularly well, so I have a recent installation to go back to.

I tend to download every day, but only install twice a week. If the version I install seems to be behaving itself, I then delete the previous ones.

Phil