[Qgis-developer] Re: [work] Re: QGIS windows build - Alaska dataset

Otto Dassau otto.dassau at gmx.de
Tue Sep 16 05:16:45 EDT 2008


On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:18:48 +0200
"Marco Pasetti" <marcopstt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tara,
> > The URL of the new dataset is presently
> > http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/qgis_data_2008_09_15.tar.gz
> > and
> > http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/qgis_data_2008_09_15.zip
> >
> > As we update the manual, we may find that more additions and changes to 
> > the dataset are necessary.
> > I am wondering if we should set a fixed URL for the dataset that we want 
> > included in builds, such as
> > http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/qgis_data_current.zip
> > and then keep older versions as backups - these could have dates in their 
> > names.
> >
> > Or we could take over the URL of the old dataset
> > http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/qgis_sample_data.tar.gz
> > and archive the old dataset under another name.
> I would prefer the last option, mainly because it wouldn't take effects 
> neither on the windows installer, nor on the other possible ones.

I did following change now at http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/

- qgis_sample_data.tar.gz -> 20080329_qgis_sample_data.tar.gz 
  (according to the last modified date on the server)
- qgis_data_2008_09_15.tar.gz -> latest_qgis_sample_data.tar.gz

If we update the dataset again, I would propose to rename the
latest_qgis_sample_data.tar.gz to 20080915_qgis_sample_data.tar.gz (again
according to the last modified date on the server) and name the updated dataset
always latest_qgis_sample_data.tar.gz. 

This would need once a small change in the windows and probably mac installer,
but then it would be clear, which version people should download. Hope this
is ok for you...

 kind regards,

> Regards,
> Marco 

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