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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:53:28 GMT
On 3 August 2011 15:47, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> 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.

I'm still struggling to understand why the existing ASF process for
selecting the nearest mirror is not appropriate for this.

If you use the existing infrastructure then all your "JS Magic" is not
necessary (although I confess to not knowing exactly how the ASF
mirror system works, for me it just works).

Ross


>
> Marcus
>
>
>
> Am 08/02/2011 01:34 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>
>> Am 08/02/2011 01:00 AM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>>>
>>> On 1 August 2011 23:42, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Am 08/02/2011 12:15 AM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>>>> The ASF does not care what your download page looks like as long as
>>>>> you use the CGI scripts to ensure that an appropriate mirror site is
>>>>> used.
>>>>
>>>> Hm, let's see how independent the download thing really will be. ;-)
>>>
>>> Why don't you mock-up 9in the CMS) what you want the download page to
>>> look like, without linking it in from elsewhere. Once that is done
>>> then we can look at making the download.cgi work the way you want it.
>>
>> Good idea. Will do so.
>>
>>> We still need someone to work with infra@ to ensure the mirror network
>>> can cope with the load, but I'm sure that will be handled in good
>>> time.
>>
>> Marcus
>



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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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