[PD] oops (did a bad thing in puredata.info)
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 22:02:28 CEST 2017
2017-03-26 15:24 GMT-03:00 IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>:
> On 03/26/2017 05:08 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > I was trying to remove the old featured releases from the page (alpha55
> > the "experimental" alpha57)
> why would you want to do that?
cyclone 0.1-alpha55 was featured as the *latest* stable release, I wanted
to remove that because that was not true and quite misleading, as that
release was over 12 years ago... the "alpha57" as some new experimental
release was also not true and misleading.
Instead of using the cyclone page in puredata.info as a source for
releases, both me and Fred Jan agreed it was just best to mention that the
latest releases are available in deken, and then use that page to point to
cyclone repositories for more info (this was discussed on this list on the
"editing puredata.info downloads" thread).
So, in order to update the cyclone page, there were basically two options:
add new releases to it OR remove the releases from that page. As the latter
choice was agreed to be the best, I was trying to do it...
Then I evidently could not get a grip on how to remove the releases from
the page, and I did screw it up badly, but I obviously had no intention of
doing anything irreversible, or to destroy and remove the cyclone page -
that was an accident.
> it always puzzles me no end how people believe they can undo the course of
> history by trying to rip out pages of a book.
It puzzles me you'd assume that was the case here :)
Moreover, it should be noticeable that I've been working very hard on
researching and finding about the history of cyclone on my own, so I can
present it and preserve it accurately, as I've been doing in my repository
and on a paper I wrote and presented in the last pd convention. So don't
worry, cyclone's history is preserved, and it wasn't really well presented
in that page anyway... And, as a matter of fact, I was portraying a much
better overview of cyclone's history before I accidentally deleted the
I hope you please reconsider the idea and notion I was trying to erase
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