[TAG] Back issues of lg as pdbs
ben at callahans.org
Tue Mar 2 00:41:25 MSK 2004
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 12:16:14PM -0800, Mike Orr wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:56:12AM -0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> > Can the pdbs be made available on the ftp site?
> linuxgazette.net doesn't have an FTP site. It now uses a portion of
> the website for tarball downloads.
> The biggest issue with putting Palm-format files in that directory is
> they will be picked up by the mirrors. We'd have to check with the
> mirrors whether the bandwidth/size would be a hardship. We also look
> at how widely used the files would be. The tarballs can be used on any
> platforms with any OS. Palm files work only with certain brands of
> palmtops and exclude everything else.
Actually, AFAIK, the Palm Reader is available for several different
platforms; certainly for Wind0ws, WinCE and both of the Linux distros
made for the iPaq. However, I agree that we shouldn't clutter our
tarballs with these things; that was the point of doing this stuff "on
the fly" for the folks who want it.
* Ben Okopnik * okopnik.freeshell.org * Technical Editor, Linux Gazette *
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