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Acorn FTP resources available again

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 13:03, 1/5/2001 | , ,
 
RISCOS Ltd. have resurrected the Acorn FTP site, that essential resource for programming documentation and upgrade files.

Available via Web browser only, the address is http://acorn.riscos.com/
 

  Acorn FTP resources available again
  (14:38 1/5/2001)
  Rich (14:57 1/5/2001)
    Jason Tribbeck (15:09 1/5/2001)
      Rich (15:35 1/5/2001)
        Rob Kendrick (16:33 1/5/2001)
          Richard Goodwin (17:27 1/5/2001)
            Rob Kendrick (17:31 1/5/2001)
              DavidE (19:37 3/5/2001)
 
Rob Kendrick Message #88486, posted at 14:38, 1/5/2001
Unregistered user It clearly isn't true that it is only available via web browsers.
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Rich Message #88487, posted at 14:57, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88486
Unregistered user Accessing the site anonymously doesn't list acorn.riscos.com...?
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Jason Tribbeck Message #88488, posted at 15:09, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88487
Unregistered user No, it doesn't list acorn.riscos.com. The riscos.com domain isn't maintained by automated means, so if a new subdomain is added, it isn't listed.
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Rich Message #88489, posted at 15:35, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88488
Unregistered user So Jase, is the site available by any means other than a web browser?
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Rob Kendrick Message #88490, posted at 16:33, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88489
Unregistered user Yes - I'm using wget to mirror it to my mirrors server this very moment. wget isn't a web browser.

I'd suggest everybody who's got the space free mirrors it anyway, it's not /that/ large, esp. after you've tarred and bzip2ed it.
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Richard Goodwin Message #88491, posted at 17:27, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88490
Unregistered user Rob, stop being so damned pedantic. The point is that the old "FTP site" is not available by using an FTP client as before, only via the Web. Everyone - except you obviously - visits Web sites using a Web browser; I don't see how the word "clearly" comes into the situation you've advocated.

If anyone else has any news on the site actually becoming available via FTP (not via mirrors on other sites, the actual RISCOS Ltd version), please let us know.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88492, posted at 17:31, 1/5/2001, in reply to message #88491
Unregistered user I wouldn't need to be pedantic if you got things right in the first place :)

Saying 'Only available via the web' would have been pefectly correct. Why you then said 'browser' is anybody's guess.

I've now got a full mirror. If anybody wants FTP access, I'll see what I can do.
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DavidE Message #88493, posted at 19:37, 3/5/2001, in reply to message #88492
Unregistered user While it is a Good Thing that the New ... sorry ... Universal Boot is up on the site, I'd have thought they could have put the latest toolbox modules (and internet modules) in it. Particularly given the TextGadgets business if doing the two updates, which is OK for seasoned delvers into !Boot, but must be confusing for the completely non-techie types.
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