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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2008, 12:50:44 AM »
Im sorry but you just lost me SleePy lol

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2008, 08:40:27 PM »
Yes, a useless index.php. That's not SMF style URL, that's just a lame PHP thing.
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008, 05:36:38 AM »
Just wondering, but how is it a lame PHP thing?

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 05:37:29 AM »
Cause it has index.php in it when there are ways to get around that.
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2008, 01:16:12 AM »
I think it is easier to just have http://www.simplemachines.org/latest.tar.gz.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2008, 02:23:12 PM »
I like some of these idea.  The latest filename thing isn't bad and should be doable.

Re: the /index.php/ thing

While I do agree it is fugly I'm not sure if removing it is the best thing.  The download page allows you to do http://download.simplemachines.org/index.php/filename.extension to get the file.  This is easy enough to handle because it will go through index.php regardless.  The apache trick basically does a "if the file doesn't exist and the directory doesn't exist rewrite the url" but that could cause problems if I have a file in same directory as index.php and is also a downloadable file.  I don't know for sure if that case is present now or is likely in the future, so I'd need to do some evaluating.

The alternative of course is to replace /index.php/ with something like /files/ but then is that really any different?