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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:54:24 GMT
Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 08/03/2011 04:54 PM, schrieb Andy Brown:
>> Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>> I've created a little diagram how I think the download has to work:
>>>
>>> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/docs/download_process.png
>>>
>>> As it seems we cannot go on like we did with OOo the JS magic has to
>>> change a bit, how to recognize the language, OS and country to assemble
>>> the nearest mirror server + file name to get the download URL.
>>>
>>> Marcus
>>
>> Marcus,
>>
>> One thing I would like to ask. That the user _not_ be offered a file
>> that does not exist. We both saw that with the OOo system to many times.
>> From non-existent "with JRE" plus "language" to versions for Blackberry.
>>
>> Andy
>
> For the case of an unavailable mirror I've added the "File exists on
> mirror?" box. Here the non-exisiting URL should be catched and exchanged
> with a working one.
>
> But for the special things like OOo on Blackberry we need to catch such
> kind of impossibilities earlier. Maybe right after the user agent was
> read and it's clear if it's for Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris or indeed
> something different.
>
> Thanks for the hint.
>
> Marcus
>

Just trying to prevent known problems from happening again.

Andy


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