[libvirt PATCH 2/3] docs: downloads: remove reference to git://

Ján Tomko jtomko at redhat.com
Thu Mar 10 19:14:26 UTC 2022

With the introduction of smart HTTP protocol in git 1.6.6,
the only advantage of plain git:// over https:// is not
having the encryption overhead.

Remove the reference to git://, assuming the overhead
is neligible compared to the value of screen space
on the downloads page.

Signed-off-by: Ján Tomko <jtomko at redhat.com>
 docs/downloads.rst | 7 -------
 1 file changed, 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/downloads.rst b/docs/downloads.rst
index c330a066c8..3b36f668d7 100644
--- a/docs/downloads.rst
+++ b/docs/downloads.rst
@@ -321,13 +321,6 @@ can be cloned anonymously using:
    git clone https://libvirt.org/git/[module name].git
-The ``git://`` protocol is also available if desired, but ``https://`` is
-encouraged, since it is more reliable when faced with strict firewalls.
-   git clone git://libvirt.org/[module name].git
 In addition to this primary repository, there are the following read-only git
 repositories which mirror the master one. Note that we currently do not use the
 full set of features on these mirrors (e.g. pull requests on GitHub, so please

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