[pcre-dev] PCRE FTP site missing older versions

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Author: Andrew Ho
To: PCRE Developers
Subject: [pcre-dev] PCRE FTP site missing older versions

A PCRE website visitor reported that some automatic distribution package
building scripts were erroring because older PCRE versions (8.38 and
8.39) disappeared from the regular FTP site.

I usually feel that keeping old versions available is important,
especially for versions that were around for a long time and are still
widely deployed; was there some specific reason older versions were
removed? And are they still available elsewhere on the official FTP
server, or should I point people at the SourceForge mirror?



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