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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Links to GPG signature (Was: Adding some google analytics to our downloads)
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:51:29 GMT
Thanks Stefano !

I created a JIRA, this is really an important issue :

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIR-223

On 9/12/07, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Not related to Google Analytics, but I cannot see anywhere a place where
> you suggest users to verify their downloads (and links to the PGP/MD5
> files) and maybe you can fix this while you're there.
>
> here is the text we use in Apache JAMES:
> --------------
> Use the links below to download the Apache JAMES Mail Server from one of
> our mirrors. You *must* verify the integrity of the downloaded files
> using signatures downloaded from our main distribution directory.
> ----------------------
> Then verify the integrity points to this paragraph:
> -------------------------
> Verify the integrity of the files
> It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files
> using the PGP or MD5 signatures. The PGP signatures can be verified
> using PGP or GPG. First download the KEYS as well as the asc signature
> file for the particular distribution. Make sure you get these files from
> the main distribution directory, rather than from a mirror. Then verify
> the signatures using % pgpk -a KEYS
> % pgpv james-version.tar.gz.asc
> or
> % pgp -ka KEYS
> % pgp james-version.tar.gz.asc
> or
> % gpg --import KEYS
> % gpg --verify james-version.tar.gz.asc
> -------------------------------
>
> Also make sure you provide the MD5 and PGP links to the official main
> ASF distribution site (www.apache.org/dist/).
>
> As far as I know ASF *requires* signing for releases and strongly
> suggest to "incentivate" users to verify downloads.
>
> HTH,
> Stefano
>
> Emmanuel Lecharny ha scritto:
> > This is perfect !
> >
> > let's see what will be the stats starting from today :)
> >
> > On 9/12/07, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <pa@marcelot.net> wrote:
> >> Hey Guys,
> >>
> >> I've prepared a new download page that can be tracked by Google Analytics.
> >>
> >> I've re-used the cgi script of the Apache Download Mirrors, the one that is
> >> used at the moment to download releases.
> >> But I have used our website template...
> >> So now, we can track our visitors when they download something and the page
> >> they get when trying to download something looks exactly the same as our
> >> website.
> >>
> >> It's as easy to use as is the current download system.
> >> Before, to link a download, you would use this url:
> >> http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/directory/studio/stable/1.0.0/Apache_Directory_Studio_1.0.0_MacOSX.dmg
> >> Now, you could use this one:
> >> http://directory.apache.org/studio/download/download.cgi/directory/studio/stable/1.0.0/Apache_Directory_Studio_1.0.0_MacOSX.dmg
> >>
> >> (To view the last url properly, you may need to use the proxy
> >> 140.211.11.10:80, as the page may not be rsynced yet on the website
> >> mirrors).
> >>
> >> WDYT ?
> >>
> >> P-A
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 9/11/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Thanks Stefano !
> >>>
> >>> We will try to add those scripts to our confluenc WIKI.
> >>>
> >>> On 9/11/07, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> >>>> Emmanuel Lecharny ha scritto:
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> we can't currently use GA to count the number of server downloads,
> >>>>> because the link is on a dynamic server (a mirror).
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We should create a page where we redirect to these dynamic pages,
so
> >>>>> that we can have a GA count.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Who want to do that ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks !
> >>>>
> >>>> In Apache JAMES I added a javascript tracking to the download links.
> >>>> As we generate the pages using maven I added it to our skin.
> >>>>
> >>>> Here is the javascript that automatically track every link to gz, bz2,
> >>>> zip, jar, asc, sar files. Please note that the trackDownloads methods
> >>>> include the JAMES specific way to find the common part of the path in
> >>>> mirror strings so that they are rewritten to
> >> /downloads/relativefilepaths.
> >>>> ---------------------
> >>>> <script type="text/javascript">
> >>>> if (document.getElementsByTagName) {
> >>>>   var hrefs = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
> >>>>   var extensions =
> >> ["gz","bz2","zip","jar","asc","sar"];
> >>>>   for (var l = 0; l < hrefs.length; l++) {
> >>>>     // 0+ is a workaround for download.cgi script by ASF that
> >>>>     // is not happy with simple words in square brackets
> >>>>     if (hrefs[0+l] != "") {
> >>>>       var path = hrefs[0+l].pathname;
> >>>>       var external = hrefs[0+l].hostname != location.host;
> >>>>       if (external) {
> >>>>         var splitted = path.split('.');
> >>>>         var ext = splitted[0+splitted.length-1];
> >>>>         for (var e = 0; e < extensions.length; e++) {
> >>>>           if (extensions[0+e] == ext) {
> >>>>
> >> startListening(hrefs[0+l],"click",trackDownloads);
> >>>>           }
> >>>>         }
> >>>>       }
> >>>>     }
> >>>>   }
> >>>> }
> >>>>
> >>>> function startListening (obj,evnt,func) {
> >>>>   if (obj.addEventListener) {
> >>>>     obj.addEventListener(evnt,func,false);
> >>>>   } else if ( obj.attachEvent) {
> >>>>     obj.attachEvent("on" + evnt,func);
> >>>>   }
> >>>> }
> >>>>
> >>>> function trackDownloads (evnt) {
> >>>>   var lnk;
> >>>>   if (evnt.srcElement) {
> >>>>     var elmnt = evnt.srcElement;
> >>>>     while (elmnt.tagName != "A") {
> >>>>       var newelmnt = elmnt.parentNode;
> >>>>       elmnt = newelmnt;
> >>>>     }
> >>>>     lnk = elmnt.hostname + "/" + elmnt.pathname + elmnt.search;
> >>>>   } else {
> >>>>     lnk = this.hostname + this.pathname + this.search;
> >>>>   }
> >>>>
> >>>>   var pos = lnk.indexOf("/james/");
> >>>>   if (pos != -1) {
> >>>>     lnk = lnk.substr (pos+7);
> >>>>   }
> >>>>   lnk = "/downloads/"+lnk;
> >>>>
> >>>>   if (typeof(urchinTracker) == "function") {
> >>>>     urchinTracker(lnk);
> >>>>   }
> >>>> }
> >>>> </script>
> >>>> ------------------------------------
> >>>>
> >>>> Hope this helps,
> >>>> Stefano
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Cordialement,
> >>> Emmanuel L├ęcharny
> >>> www.iktek.com
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>


-- 
Regards,
Cordialement,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com

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