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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:57:37 GMT
On 3 August 2011 15:53, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> 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).

Oh, wait, the penny might have dropped. Is the "JS Magic" doing more
than finding a mirror? e.g. it is deciding which language pack to
download etc.

If that's the case then ignore my mail.

Ross

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