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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:15:45 GMT
On 1 August 2011 22:51, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> 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

So what do you want? A single download link that automatically selects
the most appropriate mirror for the user?

That's easily done. I think you might be confusing the way that some
projects choose to implement the download with how OO.o would be
expected to implement the download.

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.

Ross

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