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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject RE: new download page
Date Sun, 27 Oct 2002 02:14:44 GMT
> --On Sunday, October 27, 2002 12:30 AM +0100 Pier Fumagalli
> <pier@betaversion.org> wrote:
>
> > Ok, as long as it's clear! :-) I'm very dumb, but I know other
> > people smarter than me who also have the same problem with
> > SourceForge... You simply "forget"! :-)
>
> Well, I agree with Pier.  I'm an idiot, too.  I absolutely can't
> stand SourceForge's mirroring system (which is essentially what that
> page is moving us to).  It tells me that I'm downloading a file, but
> when I try to download it by hitting the link, I get an HTML file
> that shows me mirrors where I can download it.  Eh, no.
>
> To be blunt, any link from that download page must go directly to a
> tarball not to a page that lists mirrors.  I've offered ASF-wide
> suggestions to the mirroring problem.  I still think the best
> strategy is to do round-robin DNS of dists.apache.org (and indicate
> that those servers aren't necessarily trusted).  -- justin
>

I don't have a problem at all with the way downloads have been done. FWIW, I
agree with Justin here.

Bill


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