[support-gang] G1G1 upgrade question I've received

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Fri Nov 28 11:41:28 EST 2008

michael wrote:
 > On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 10:49:14AM -0500, pgf at laptop.org wrote:
 > >maybe.  but a README would be pretty easy.  
 > I like READMEs, but I don't want to be in the business of maintaining
 > them. Unfortunately, I also don't really want to give the whole world
 > shell access to download.l.o. Compromise suggestions?
 >   (e.g. boilerplate text, redirect-to-wiki, create restricted account,
 >   use a cronjob, ...)

i was actually picturing something very simple:  fixed text that
could be automatically populated (i assume the download
directories themselves are created automatically) either via a
README file or an enhanced index listing:

    If updating using method-x, you'll need files with suffix
    .foo and .bar.  See some-page-about-x for more details on
    how to use these files.

    If updating using method-y, you'll need the .baz file.  See
    some-page-about-y for more details.

    If updating using methods z or w, or updating a release
    earlier than 123.456, you don't need any of these files.  See
    page-z-or-w for details.

    Files ending in .abc or .def are only used by developers -- you
    probably don't want them.  See page-about-that.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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