.tar.gz archive of ParaView 5.6-RC2 ?


Any chance a ParaView developer could put a .tar.gz version of the ParaView 5.6-RC2 source on the website (here: https://www.paraview.org/download/)? This would allow Spack to pick it up (all previous versions have been released as .tar.gz so the URL is formatted that way in Spack’s package. Otherwise, one would have to edit the package to make the URL format depend on the version).



Hi @mdorier

I’ve uploaded ParaView-v5.6.0-RC2.tar.gz, ParaViewData-v5.6.0-RC2.tar.gz, and ParaViewTestingData-v5.6.0-RC2.tar.gz to the web site.

Is it possible to automate switching of the URL in Spack depending on the version number? The reason I ask is we moved to providing the .tar.xz archives because the compression is quite a bit better, reducing bandwidth and download times. It would be nice if we did not need to provide both .tar.gz and .tar.xz.



Yes it’s possible to do that, if you know that from now on .tar.xz will be used.
I can submit a PR in the next few days with the fix.

In the mean time, having the .tar.gz for the last version is still useful.



Okay, thanks. Please go ahead and assume that .tar.xz will be provided from now on. And thanks in advance for submitting a PR.

There you go: https://github.com/spack/spack/pull/9611

Cool, thanks.