[Debian-med-packaging] Please tag the releases of spread-phy on Github

filip filip.bielejec at rega.kuleuven.be
Sun Apr 19 22:33:50 UTC 2015

Hello Andreas,

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I was certain github
dropped their support for the Downloads from the repositories, but
apparently they decided to keep the existing ones. In any case I have
deleted this now, I also created a release tag for version 1.0.7.
Hope this helps.


> Hi Filip,
> as you know we are packaging spread for the Debian distribution.
> Debian has some means to watch the download locations for new
> releases.  In case of Github the most easy way is to rely on release
> tags which enables the download of a source tarball very easily.
> I noticed that at the SPREAD Github page[1] the last commit says
>    new release 1.0.7
> but there are "0 release" tags.  Even worse the download page[2] has
> an old version (1.0.5) which is confusing for any potential spread
> user.
> It would be great if you could start using release tags.  Feel free to
> ask for more details how to do this.
> Kind regards and thanks for providing spread as Free Software
>        Andreas.
> [1] https://github.com/phylogeography/SPREAD
> [2] https://github.com/phylogeography/SPREAD/downloads


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