Re: [pcre-dev] PCRE FTP site missing older versions

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Author: Andrew Ho
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To: PCRE Developers
CC: Elizabeth F
Subject: Re: [pcre-dev] PCRE FTP site missing older versions
Hello,

Gah, forgot to Cc: the user in question, added now.

Humbly,

Andrew

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'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves                         Andrew Ho
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.                  andrew@???
  All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.             https://zeuscat.com/andrew/
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On Wed, 19 Jul 2017, Andrew Ho wrote:

> Hello,
>
> 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?
>
> Humbly,
>
> Andrew
>
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> 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves                         Andrew Ho
> Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.                  andrew@???
> All mimsy were the borogoves,
> And the mome raths outgrabe.             https://zeuscat.com/andrew/
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