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Old 05-02-2020, 08:16 PM   #16
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It sounds promising. I do not understand what all that means but it seems worth to try. Of course SourceForge does not allow to group all projects on one site like this: http://open-source.hostfree.pw. Grouping all own projects together has a point. I wrote all my programs because I was disappointed with the existing ones. Someone who thinks about computing just like me may be interested in my programs and would like to find them collected together in one place.
Your developer profile page lists all your projects in one spot.

Also couldn't your "user/developer" domain be used for grouping/linking all your projects together?

Furthermore the way I understand it is they recommend that you use the project file system instead of hosting those files on the web space, but I think it's possible although I haven't tried it yet.

You can always try a simple project and try it out before diving in full force. All I can say is it's worked out pretty good for me for hosting my simple projects.
 
Old 05-03-2020, 10:52 AM   #17
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I have no idea what you just looked at, but what I showed you does not say that, and it's definitely not the case.
Thank you for this detailed instruction for dummies. My mistake was that in the pop up window allowing to e-mail link to someone I chose “Link settings” instead of “Copy link”.

Now I copied this link into my website and it works so it seems that programmer which disallowed *.tar.gz files did not prevent to download those files from the external server.

Such link switches user to Dropbox the same as any link to SourceForge switches user to SourceForge. Taking into consideration just these two options I prefer SourceForge than Dropbox because the first offers the right exposure for my programs while the other is just extremely inconvenient alternative to FTP server.



The misery with most of those web hosting services is that they use exactly the same engine. This engine rejects *.tar.gz and *.tar.bz files but accepts *.zip and *.tgz files. It is not logical. One may copy *.tar.gz file to *.tgz one. This is exactly the same file using two different extensions. The first will be rejected by those popular hosting services and the other will be accepted. So some programmer implemented illogical restrictions. His web hosting engine became popular. Owners of those hosting services buy that engine and do not even bother to check its settings. Some smart owner of such service could change default settings in order to compete with the others but I did not find that smart owner despite signing in to a dozen or so of web hosting services.

I still believe that there is somewhere in Internet humble free web hosting service without unnecessary restrictions – allowing to put on a site everything which does not violate the law or exceeds some huge size. Unfortunately that humble service is not advertised so it is not possible to find it using phrase: “top ten free web hosting services”. As a result almost no one knows about it.



Taking into consideration all pros and cons I choose SourceForge.
 
Old 05-04-2020, 07:53 AM   #18
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I volunteered here back in 2003. They were certainly offering the kind of permanent, free hosting that you were talking about at the time. There were no restrictions regarding the hosting of *.tar.* files.

https://www2.vcn.bc.ca/
 
Old 05-06-2020, 01:40 AM   #19
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w1k0, you have many precise, but conflicting requirements. You want "a shoehorn with teeth".
You also seem to know your way around the net and have some criticism to every suggestion made so far.
Whatever specific solution I might suggest, it clashes with at least one of your requirements, so I won't.
The way I see it you just have to make up your mind and choose something.
 
Old 05-06-2020, 04:10 AM   #20
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The way I see it you just have to make up your mind and choose something.
They did - see last line of post #17:
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Taking into consideration all pros and cons I choose SourceForge.
I guess the thread should be marked as solved to make that clearer.

 
  


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