This feature is already deprecated from GitHub, right?

I've just read this:

On Friday, September 28, 2012 11:39:25 PM UTC+7, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:20:38 -0700 (PDT) 
> Simon Bingham < <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > Can't believe I missed that. It is Friday afternoon though. Thank you. 
> > 
> > It seems a bit strange that you have to upload a file to create a new 
> > package when the code is already on GitHub. 
> I suppose it's because this feature is provided to allow hosting of 
> *binary packages* like .msi or .exe installers for Windows or, 
> say, .deb and .rpm packages for various other OSes.  Obviously, that's 
> something someone usually does on their workstation. 
> An ability to download a tip of any branch as a .zip or .tar.gz file is 
> builtin and is provided by github itself out of the box. 

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