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Update tarball download links to the official URL #164

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@ComputerDruid

As discussed on the mailing list, Junio's release process is more than
just running a git archive command or equivalent. The official tarballs
contain a pregenerated configure script and adds a correct version file.

The link has been updated to point to the official URL for downloading
the git tarballs, as specified by the git [ANNOUNCE] messages on the

mailing list.

See the discussion at http://marc.info/?l=git&m=134125992426641&w=2
for the discussion behind this pull request.

@ComputerDruid ComputerDruid Update tarball download links to the official URL
As discussed on the mailing list, Junio's release process is more than
just running a git archive command or equivalent. The official tarballs
contain a pregenerated configure script and adds a correct version file.

The link has been updated to point to the official URL for downloading
the git tarballs, as specified by the git [ANNOUNCE] messages on the
mailing list.

Signed-off-by: Dan Johnson <ComputerDruid@gmail.com>
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@schacon
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Cool, I guess I'll have to relent on this. I was using the github.com/git/git url to check for what the current release was since GitHub has an API and Junio was keeping up the mirror and he hadn't specified a single canonical release URL. Perhaps that has changed. There is still an issue that since Google Code has no API for me to check the current release there is a chance that what we're showing on the site and what is in the GCode downloads area differ, but I guess we'll have to take that chance until either Junio uses GitHub more or GCode gets an API.

@ComputerDruid

I'm not sure that Google Code even understands the idea of a release. It seems like just a pile of uploaded files and some subset of them tagged as "featured" downloads. Presently the current tarball is the only featured download, but I don't know if that is always the case, or if it is kept well-updated.

@schacon schacon merged commit d7dc64d into git:master
@ComputerDruid ComputerDruid deleted the ComputerDruid:update-tarballs-link branch
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Commits on Jul 2, 2012
  1. @ComputerDruid

    Update tarball download links to the official URL

    ComputerDruid authored
    As discussed on the mailing list, Junio's release process is more than
    just running a git archive command or equivalent. The official tarballs
    contain a pregenerated configure script and adds a correct version file.
    
    The link has been updated to point to the official URL for downloading
    the git tarballs, as specified by the git [ANNOUNCE] messages on the
    mailing list.
    
    Signed-off-by: Dan Johnson <ComputerDruid@gmail.com>
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=link_to "Release Notes", latest_relnote_url
%span.release-date= latest_release_date
- =link_to "Download Source Code", "https://github.com/git/git/tags", {:class => 'button', :id => 'download-link'}
+ =link_to "Download Source Code", "http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list", {:class => 'button', :id => 'download-link'}
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2  app/views/site/index.html.haml
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@
%table
%tr
%td{:nowrap => true}= link_to "Graphical UIs", "/downloads/guis", {:class => 'icon gui', :id => 'gui-link'}
- %td{:nowrap => true}= link_to "Tarballs", "https://github.com/git/git/tags", {:class => 'icon older-releases'}
+ %td{:nowrap => true}= link_to "Tarballs", "http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list", {:class => 'icon older-releases'}
%tr
%td{:nowrap => true}= link_to "Windows Build", "/download/win", {:class => 'icon windows', :id => 'alt-link'}
%td{:nowrap => true}= link_to "Source Code", "https://github.com/git/git", {:class => 'icon source'}
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