[Distutils] Sourceforge changed HTML again...
ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue Jan 17 21:09:55 CET 2006
Kevin Dangoor wrote:
>>This is a probably a FAQ, but maybe the Sourceforge guys can be talked into
>>providing some machine-friendly way for downloading files?
> The problem is that a machine doesn't click on ads. (Or, at least,
> isn't supposed to :)
Since they have a 5-second delay in downloading, I assume they really
are trying to get ad clicks (since 1 or 0 seconds would do just as well,
and direct links would of course be better for everyone). OTOH, it
never hurts to ask; maybe someone can open a ticket over on SF? If
anyone does, please note that here. Hell, a stable API with a request
that API users show a text ad (that would be delivered as part of the
API) would be fine with me (as a user of easy_install).
But right now I think it is more useful to encourage people to use the
cheese shop for file distribution -- SF is also really hard to upload
to, so the cheese shop is better on both ends.
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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