As more releases come, more files will be there available for download.
Albeit it would make sense to maintain a historical archive of early releases (e.g.,
alpha2), it makes no sense at all to distribute such files that contain outdated and often insecure software.
I suggest we prune the public archive at
files.devuan.orgso that mirrors only distribute the latest versions of each release. I.e., when
betais released, the
alphaNreleases can go.
What do you think?
Consensus seems to be:
- files.devuan.org is the Devuan Release Archive, so releases are kept, but not alpha, beta releases (unless, like now, it's the current release)
- old releases may be archived on web.archive.org or somewhere else, but not keeping them is safer (we don't want to encourage users to run possibly insecure code with known vulnerabilities).
Agree with all the above. In particular for the next milestone Beta1 will be wiped from the release archive.