Although release files themselves are automatically copied to the ASF archive, several further actions most be taken to update the web site when a release is archived.
a) update the download page itself
b) remove cgi script
c) update links to point to the archive in the HTML file
d) remove CGI-enabling code in the the HTML file
I'm hoping steps b - d can be automated. It's not clear to me how/where to integrate this yet (i.e. in the ant targets in the code repos, or as a script in the web site repos), but I think the process we want to follow may dictate that. We probably don't want to remove existing, working pages/links before we have verified that the new ones are working. Verification takes a while, since we have to wait for the changes to propagate.
The reason for this suggestion is that several issues have been logged by the ASF infra team for problems with the release pages. There has also been errors which are most likely caused by "finger trouble" when manually editing the web pages.