Axel Hecht wrote:
> Cédric Corazza wrote:
>> Shouldn't the release dir be 'closed' before major releases (with
>> .htaccess ?) to avoid this kind of 'unpoliteness'?
We'd like to do this, but unfortunately, it's not that simple.
The files must be readable, so mirrors can get the bits to serve them on
the big day.
Since we don't/can't control configuration of other people's web
servers, .htaccess would be inconsistent across mirrors (if it worked at
Also, ftp.mozilla.org, accessed via FTP (as opposed to HTTP) would not
pay attention to an .htaccess file.
The best way to deal with this is socially: ask people to wait, and let
them know that they're degrading their user experience (because parts of
the product may not be staged yet, which is a shame, especially if they
complain about degraded user experience), and hindering our ability to
remove deliverables which may be "bad," for whatever reason.
Most people would rather bathe in the pre-release squee, it seems. :-/
J. Paul Reed
Build/Release Engineer - The Mozilla Corporation