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From "Sander Striker" <>
Subject RE: new download page
Date Sun, 27 Oct 2002 12:41:02 GMT
> From: Bill Stoddard []
> Sent: 27 October 2002 03:15

>> --On Sunday, October 27, 2002 12:30 AM +0100 Pier Fumagalli
>> <> 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.

Glad to see that I'm not the only idiot that was bitten by this before ;)

>> 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 (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.

I agree aswell.


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