[tor-talk] Machine readable index of stable/unstable release versions
Scfith Rise up
scfith at riseup.net
Mon Dec 14 22:56:57 UTC 2015
Just my 2 cents, if you move to something like github's "latest" binary releases approach for projects, it works really well.
I do that for a few of mine and it works great. As simple as a latest.zip that is them most recent version binary for Linux, OSX, & Windows.
> On Dec 14, 2015, at 5:45 PM, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 05:55:39PM +0100, MacLemon wrote:
>> I???d like to automate notifications about official new tor stable/unstable source versions like they???re linked on the downloads page. I???d like to regularly grab the versions and alert if the published version is newer than what I have.
>> Is there a URL where I can grab these version numbers in machine readable form since scraping the download page???s HTML is quite inelegant. (simple plaintext or JSON for example)
> You might enjoy
> (the top two lines are what you want)
> (requires a bit more scraping)
> In theory, one day we're going to switch away from wml for the website,
> so that wmi file will break then. But that theory could continue to take
> a good long while to come true.
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