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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.16.1(2)




Hi all, in particular packagers,

On Fri, 2 Feb 2018, Johannes Schindelin wrote:

> It is my pleasure to announce that Git for Windows 2.16.1(2) is
> available from:
> 
>         https://git-for-windows.github.io/

Typically, every Git for Windows version is accompanied with updates to
the Pacman repository, so that the packagers can use a Git for Windows SDK
to bundle their updated packages.

In Git for Windows, due to Sebastian Schuberth's prodding not to abuse
GitHub to serve essentially static files, we use BinTray instead.

Sadly, BinTray "rate-limited" Git for Windows' account "due to overuse".
That means that there is currently no convenient update via `pacman -Syu`.

There have been glitches in the past, where uploads "succeeded" but the
files still had not been available for download, and other uploads that
did not succeed because the BinTray service was down even if their status
page claimed "all green".

Obviously, I contacted their support immediately, as I had done in the
past. This time I got a response that I should expect delays because I am
not a customer with a support contract.

Needless to say, I am very disappointed with BinTray at the moment. I
spent a substantial amount of time to automate the uploads, and I hate the
idea that all of that was for naught because we might have to switch to a
more reliable hoster.

In the meantime, I will upload the respective Pacman packages to
https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/releases/tag/v2.16.1.windows.2

Ciao,
Johannes