I noticed last Friday that all my links from this site to the various documents and downloads I’ve made available over time (things like the Gladstone script or my menagerie of Kickstart scripts) were no longer functional.
Well, they were functional if you happened to have a Gmail account and were logged in at the time, but that’s not the way it was supposed to work (and, indeed, wasn’t the way it actually worked until recently).
I don’t know what caused the change: you’re supposed to be able to share Google Docs files to outsiders, which was all I was doing. Perhaps signing up to Google+ changed something? Who knows.
Anyway, I couldn’t have a situation where downloads appeared to be locked behind a paywall, so I’ve signed up to Dropbox and dropped all my files into the public folder there. I now have to work my way through articles and blog pieces going back quite some time to make sure the new links work. The ones on the Downloads page definitely do and I’ll track down all the others as I can. If you find any that don’t work in the meantime, just leave a comment here and I’ll sort it out ASAP.
On a completely different note, Scientific Linux 6.1 has finally been released (it’s been in beta for a while). Good news for those of us who like our Enterprise distros free and timely!