We think we understand the problem now.

It is cache related.

We've changed the caching policy so that the pages in question aren't cached.

The problem ocurred because:

- The product product has the *insane* policy that if any files aren't
  published, the entire product is inaccessible.

  Does anyone know how to fix this? Is there a knob for this somewhere in

- Tim uploaded a windows exe.

- before he could change it's state, someone tried to access the product
  and got redirected to a login form.  This got cached somehow.

If we decode we do want to cache these pages, we may want a policy that
a release should not be announced until all of the files have been uploaded.
Alternatively, a number of people need to know how to reset the cache.

Andrew will have more to say about the caching issues.

I've revered the products page to be the way it was before.

I retract my proposal to make this static -- for now.


Jim Fulton wrote:
I'm inclined to make the Zope 2, Zope 3, and possibly the ZODB release areas
totally static.  This would mean that making a new release would require
using the ZMI to create a subfolder (e.g. for 2.8.3) and editing some number
of pages by hand.

Any objections?

Anybody wanna help?


Jim Fulton wrote:

For now, I've edited the Products page, http://www.zope.org/Products/
to havs static links to the 2.8.3 windows and source releases.  I don't
know if this is good enough. If it isn't, let me know and I'll try to hack more
pages. Sigh.


Chris Withers wrote:

Is there nothing we can help Andreas to do to purge the caches when he does a release so Michael doesn't have to deal with everyone who gets the "insufficient priveleges" message?

I wonder how many people are actually turning away from Zope due to the shocking state of Zope.org?



Michael Haubenwallner wrote:

Dieter Fischer wrote:

even when I'm logged in.

Hi Dieter,
this is a caching problem we experience sometimes when new releases are published.

Please use http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/2.8.3/folder_contents
for now - the other link should be accessible within a few hours.


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