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jodastephen
All,
Today, I had intended to release new versions of joda-time-hibernate,
jodat-time-jsptags and joda-time. This has not occurred as sourceforge
has removed project SSH shell access, rendering it incredibly difficult
to actually update the project website.

The joda-time-hibernate release 1.1 has occurred and is available for
download, however the website is not updated (and cannot currently be).

The removal of this access by sourceforge is delberate, however its
impact is serious. One option is to spend days trying to work out how on
earch to retool to get everything working again. I use windows, and unix
command line tools are not a world that excites me in the slightest,
even were I believe the new sourceforge toolset to be viable.

The second option is to issue no more releases of joda-time or sub-projects.

Frankly, right now I'm more inclined to the latter option. I do not have
the time or patience to waste on admin crap - I have little enough spare
time as it is.

Should anyone wish to volunteer to rewrite the whole build process
(probably involving changing maven 1 to 2, working out what means
sourceforge now accepts and how the site can be updated without
destroying the valuable history of the last 7 years already uploaded
there) then please let me know.

As you might guess, right now, I'm pretty hacked off.

Stephen


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Brian S O'Neill
I discovered this myself recently with another project. I used to update
the site by uploading a tar.gz, deflating it, and then use a symlink to
atomically switch to it. Without ssh access, I had no choice to use
rsync or sftp. Either option sucks because it is painfully slow. I also
lose the atomic switch option, so during this time the site links are
inconsistent and broken.

SF cited abuse for getting rid of ssh access, which is a fine reason,
but to provide no good alternative is unacceptable. I personally see
this as the beginning of the end of SourceForge. Oh well, you get what
you pay for.

Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> All,
> Today, I had intended to release new versions of joda-time-hibernate,
> jodat-time-jsptags and joda-time. This has not occurred as sourceforge
> has removed project SSH shell access, rendering it incredibly difficult
> to actually update the project website.
>
> The joda-time-hibernate release 1.1 has occurred and is available for
> download, however the website is not updated (and cannot currently be).
>
> The removal of this access by sourceforge is delberate, however its
> impact is serious. One option is to spend days trying to work out how on
> earch to retool to get everything working again. I use windows, and unix
> command line tools are not a world that excites me in the slightest,
> even were I believe the new sourceforge toolset to be viable.
>
> The second option is to issue no more releases of joda-time or sub-projects.
>
> Frankly, right now I'm more inclined to the latter option. I do not have
> the time or patience to waste on admin crap - I have little enough spare
> time as it is.
>
> Should anyone wish to volunteer to rewrite the whole build process
> (probably involving changing maven 1 to 2, working out what means
> sourceforge now accepts and how the site can be updated without
> destroying the valuable history of the last 7 years already uploaded
> there) then please let me know.
>
> As you might guess, right now, I'm pretty hacked off.
>
> Stephen
>
>
>  

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jodastephen
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In the end, I've used WinSCP to update the hibernate site. This isn't as
convenient as what I had before, but I like the nice windows GUI ;-)

Maybe I'll get around to a new joda-time release soon after all...

Stephen


Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> All,
> Today, I had intended to release new versions of joda-time-hibernate,
> jodat-time-jsptags and joda-time. This has not occurred as sourceforge
> has removed project SSH shell access, rendering it incredibly difficult
> to actually update the project website.
>
> The joda-time-hibernate release 1.1 has occurred and is available for
> download, however the website is not updated (and cannot currently be).
>
> The removal of this access by sourceforge is delberate, however its
> impact is serious. One option is to spend days trying to work out how on
> earch to retool to get everything working again. I use windows, and unix
> command line tools are not a world that excites me in the slightest,
> even were I believe the new sourceforge toolset to be viable.
>
> The second option is to issue no more releases of joda-time or sub-projects.
>
> Frankly, right now I'm more inclined to the latter option. I do not have
> the time or patience to waste on admin crap - I have little enough spare
> time as it is.
>
> Should anyone wish to volunteer to rewrite the whole build process
> (probably involving changing maven 1 to 2, working out what means
> sourceforge now accepts and how the site can be updated without
> destroying the valuable history of the last 7 years already uploaded
> there) then please let me know.
>
> As you might guess, right now, I'm pretty hacked off.
>
> Stephen
>
>
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