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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:47:31 GMT
Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 08/01/2011 09:25 PM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>> On 1 August 2011 18:20, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>>> AFAIK the current projects at Apache doesn't have high download numbers
>>> compared with OOo. So, a download request can point directly to a
>>> mirror or
>>> a mirror list is shown and the users have to choose themselves from
>>> where to
>>> get the software best.
>>
>> I wouldn't make any assumptions about the current mirror
>> infrastructure. What you write above does not reflect how things work
>> here. The ASF is a pretty large collection of projects with some very
>> large numbers behind it.
>
> I've looked at this both pages:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi
> http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
>
> When comparing it with the one from the current OOo project you should
> be able to see big differences:
>
> - too many links
> - too much data on one page
> - too much information to read to get an overview
> - too less clear structure
>
> Please keep in mind that we have to deal with end-users. Maybe there are
> a lot of power-users but even they prefer a simple and straight
> solution. ;-)
>

I have to agree with Marcus on this.  It has to be simple.

Andy


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