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Re: FYI: code.google.com downloads & uscan - fixed

On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 21:37:21 +0200, Iustin Pop wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 09:10:02PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 20:12:28 +0200, Iustin Pop wrote:
> > 
> > > After some discussion on how the actual links should be presented so
> > > that uscan can find them while still keeping the desired UI behaviour,
> > > the <a href="…"> links are now back in and the DEHS data for projects
> > > hosted on code.google.com should soon be fine. I have to note that the
> > > code.google.com people were very understanding once I explained how
> > > uscan works and what purpose it serves - so thanks!
> > 
> > Can we expect this to be stable in future?
> > During the short lifetime of the redirector -- it started in May -- Google
> > changed their links once. And the redirector was born because they changed
> > it before.
> Just wondering, are you sure the change you refer to was not the fix
> itself? The fix went live around 26th August.

Nope, the last one (which you read on debian-qa, probably) waas the fix itself.
It changed once at the beginning (when uscan first broke, and when I made the
redirector), and then another time during redirector's life.

> > I have no problem in shutting down googlecode.debian.net -- apart from the
> > fact that people using it are forced to go back to code.google.com -- but
> > I'd like not to touch my debian/watch files every two months :)
> I got a very good response from the developers once I got to them and
> managed to explain what uscan is/its purpose, and what it needs to work.
> Also, the href removal was unintended. So my personal feeling around
> this is that it should be fine.


I'm going to shut it down one of these days, after announcing it somewhere. I'm
kind of busy right now :)

Have a nice weekend,

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