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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Shutdown of the "download.services.openoffice.org" host and its Mirrorbrain instance
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:47:39 GMT
Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Oct 27, 2011 1:22 AM, "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>
> Am 10/27/2011 02:03 AM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>
>> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
>> On Oct 27, 2011 12:37 AM, "Marcus (OOo)"<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Am 10/26/2011 11:57 PM, schrieb Peter Pöml:
>>>
>>>>
>>
>> ....
>>
>>>>
>>>> Setting up MirrorBrain would be one way, but it would require
>>>> replication additional configuration (for instance, download
statistics)
>>>> that we have built on the current download server
>>>> (download.services.openoffice.org).
>>>>
>>>> Another way would be to simply have a virtual machine, where we move
the
>>>> current server to. That would cause the least effort, I guess.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> +1 this should be really our goal for now ...
>>
>>
>> ...
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Starting from scratch would mean to lose a lot of the previos work --
>>>> and I really mean lots, which I dare to judge because I spent a lot of
>>>> time with download.services.openoffice.org.
>>>>
>>>> On the other hand, having MirrorBrain at the core of the ASF's mirror
>>>> system could be interesting for other projects, too. I know closer.cgi
>>>> but I'm sure that MirrorBrain could serve the ASF well. (Well possible
>>>> as an addition, rather than a replacement, for a soft transition.)
>>>> That might outweigh the pain of creating OOo's download service from
>>>> scratch in a different environment.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ... and this the long term goal.
>>>
>>> The ASF can really benefit from this way of downloading software.
>>
>> Currently you have to choose a mirror, then change to the directory
>> structure where the respective binary is located and finally download it.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> This is not correct. I have no idea if the ASF can benefit from
MirrorBrain
>> or not, but if your justification for such a statement is based on the
above
>> erroneous analysis of the current mirror system then I have my concerns.
I
>
>
> OK, thats what I've done to come to my point:
> - browse to "http://www.apache.org/"
> - click on "Download" top right
> - choose a mirror
> - change to the dir structure to your file
> - now download
>
> Is there an easier way to get software?

E.g. http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi#apache22

It auto selects the nearest mirror and provides appropriate download links -
a single click. Want it pretty with big blue buttons? It's just HTML

This was discussed early in the AOOo podlings existence.see archives
for.more.

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