Bug 64656 - Binaries should be dropped from website and dist.a.o
Summary: Binaries should be dropped from website and dist.a.o
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: 2.4-HEAD
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: HTTP Server Documentation List
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-08-09 11:21 UTC by Sebb
Modified: 2021-06-01 17:00 UTC (History)
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Description Sebb 2020-08-09 11:21:10 UTC
There is still a binaries directory on the ASF mirror system, however there is nothing but obsolete versions in it.

I think it should be removed entirely.

Likewise the 'Binaries' link on the downloads page.

Instead there should be a paragraph explaining that users need to build the software for themselves.

It could point to the platform landing page: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/platform/
Comment 1 Sebb 2021-02-08 15:00:37 UTC
https://downloads.apache.org/httpd/binaries/netware/ contains version 2.4.10; however the current version is 2.4.46

https://downloads.apache.org/httpd/binaries/win32/ does not appear to contain anything still useful.

should be removed.
Comment 2 Sebb 2021-03-07 12:01:32 UTC
Comment 3 William A. Rowe Jr. 2021-06-01 15:59:53 UTC
The single useful item in the entire binaries/win32 tree is from readme, just need to identify a logical place under http://httpd.apache.org/ to track this single item;

Popular options for deploying Apache httpd, and, optionally, PHP and MySQL, on Microsoft Windows, include:
    <li><a href="http://www.apachehaus.com/cgi-bin/download.plx">ApacheHaus</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.apachelounge.com/download/">Apache Lounge</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://bitnami.com/stack/wamp">BitNami WAMP Stack</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.wampserver.com/">WampServer</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html">XAMPP</a></li>
Every other nugget of wisdom appears to exist somewhere in the docs or is so absurdly dated to be now irrelevant.
Comment 4 William A. Rowe Jr. 2021-06-01 17:00:24 UTC
For historical reference, whatever was under this tree is cataloged in version control,


and although there's no viewvc I'm aware of, it's all there to review again even after
that resource disappears from downloads.a.o/httpd/binaries. There's also direct view
of the last state of any removed directory README's and all history available at;


so really nothing at all is lost.

Sebb, I'd leave this ticket open to track adding information from dist to the website,
but for now, just make it so and svn rm.