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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: How to handle the downloads?
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:03:18 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcus (OOo) [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 August 2011 12:55 AM
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: How to handle the downloads?
> 
> Thanks for you note. Then we should implement adownload method withthe
> fllowing order:
> 
> 1. User clicks on the One-Click-Download URL and get the software (like
> today on "download.openoffice.org").
> 
> 2. If not, he can use alternative download links (like today on
> "download.openoffice.org/pther.html").
> 
> 3. If a special mirror has to be used, the list of all available mirrors
will help
> (like today on "http://distribution.openoffice.org/mirrors/#mirrors").
> 
> Latest with step 3 all users should be able to download something.

Yep, all possible here at the ASF right now.

See www.apache.org/mirrors for our equiv of step 3.

Gav...

> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
> 
> Am 08/02/2011 04:38 PM, schrieb Donald Whytock:
> > A consideration...I for one have a need to be able to select my
> > mirror.  My office's firewall blocks certain domains and websites,
> > especially those recognized as "hosting" or "file-sharing" sites.  It
> > does not, however, block .edu sites, so when I download an Apache
> > product I select a university mirror.
> >
> > Other users may have similar constraints.  If OOo's download process
> > is going to tie into Apache mirroring, please don't completely
> > eliminate the capacity to select the mirror.
> >
> > Don


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