[Development] Cleaning old development releases from download.qt.io

Jani Heikkinen jani.heikkinen at qt.io
Thu May 24 20:47:52 CEST 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Development <development-bounces+jani.heikkinen=qt.io at qt-
> project.org> On Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
> Sent: torstai 24. toukokuuta 2018 15.23
> To: development at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] Cleaning old development releases from
> download.qt.io
> On Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:27:38 -03 Jani Heikkinen wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Disk usage in download.qt.io is quite huge (~1.5 TB) at the moment and
> > it is causing problems for mirrors and mirroring. We are cleaning up
> > unnecessary stuff from there and one thing to remove is old qt
> > pre-releases (snapshots, alpha, beta and rc releases)  from
> > http://download.qt.io/development_releases/qt/ . I have already hide
> > those old ones but before deleting those permanently I want to get
> > confirmation if that is really OK; those pre-releases aren't available
> > in http://download.qt.io/archive/qt. But official releases are there
> > of course and that's why I think it should be OK to remove those pre-
> releases.
> Snapshots yes. For the others, remove binaries but please keep the sources.

Is sources really needed to be stored? Those pre-releases are also tagged in the git so everyone can get those from there if needed. And by default users should user official releases which are of course still available under "Official Release" or "Archive" 

- jani

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