Uploading of plugin zips to Github disabled

Hi,

Github has suddenly disabled manual uploads

As far as I understand, for plugin authors like me, and for the
Elasticsearch PluginManager in bin/plugin, this means a new situation,
since it restricts the possibility of downloading plugin zips from
https://github.com/downloads/... to the existing files. For new ones, a new
location must be found.

Also, the Elasticsearch binary downloads are affected, but I'm confident a
solution for this will be found by elasticsearch.com team.

My suggestion for the plugin zip upload situation is

  • plugin zips should be placed into a 'downloads' subfolder in the plugin
    root folder

  • the maven assembly plugin configuration should be modified to write the
    zip into '${basedir}/downloads' for committing

  • and the PluginManager should be extended for looking
    at https://raw.github.com///master/downloads/-.zip

Thoughts? Comments? PluginManager pull request welcome?

Jörg

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The PluginManager should be compiled in its own jar so that existing
cluster can install plugins without upgrading. Of course, file-based
installs will still work.

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Jörg Prante joergprante@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

Github has suddenly disabled manual uploads

https://github.com/blog/1302-goodbye-uploads

As far as I understand, for plugin authors like me, and for the
Elasticsearch PluginManager in bin/plugin, this means a new situation,
since it restricts the possibility of downloading plugin zips from
https://github.com/downloads/... to the existing files. For new ones, a
new location must be found.

Also, the Elasticsearch binary downloads are affected, but I'm confident a
solution for this will be found by elasticsearch.com team.

My suggestion for the plugin zip upload situation is

  • plugin zips should be placed into a 'downloads' subfolder in the plugin
    root folder

  • the maven assembly plugin configuration should be modified to write the
    zip into '${basedir}/downloads' for committing

  • and the PluginManager should be extended for looking at
    https://raw.github.com/
    //master/downloads/-.zip

Thoughts? Comments? PluginManager pull request welcome?

Jörg

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