Why code sharing sites are eliminating binary downloads
Simon Phipps reports on a trend I wasn’t aware of — sites for code sharing like GitHub and Google Code eliminating binary downloads. The risk of malware distribution and hassles from the copyright industry are making it more trouble than it’s worth.
July 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm
But you know, Github did sort of add them back a couple weeks ago: https://github.com/blog/1547-release-your-software
July 17, 2013 at 1:43 am
We ended up putting our Capaule .zip file downloads on SourceForge because GitHub’s auto zip balls didn’t include submodules.
This was before GitHub launched “release” which we may consider switching to.
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