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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:13:44 GMT
Just to be sure - when I try to download 3.3, just now and after the
switch, it ends at a 404 page not found error page (screenshot)
http://lo-portal.us/aoo/temp/screenshot-110.png

- is this expected with this test.

//drew


On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 12:59 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> > Please note:  https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=119194
> >
> > I'm about to apply this patch. It will cause download requests to go
> > to the SourceForge mirrors instead of MirrorBrain.  We want to confirm
> > that things are set up properly on the SF side, before we get the
> > deluge of downloads for AOO 3.4.
> >
> > So please respond to this post with any oddities you see or hear about
> > with users downloading OOo 3.3 releases over the next few days.
> >
> 
> This is live now (in production).
> 
> Two issues that I see so far:
> 
> 1) The MirrorBrain downloads were redirecting the user to
> http://www.openoffice.org/download/contribute.html, along with URL
> parameters that indicated the file that was downloaded.
> 
> This is very useful for a couple of reasons:
> 
> A) This is our best chance to make the user aware of the support
> options, the mailing lists, the install instructions, etc.  It is our
> opportunity to "hook" them into getting more involved with the
> community and the ecosystem.
> 
> B) The URL parameters give us information on what platforms and
> languages are downloaded most often.  For example:
> 
> http://www.openoffice.org/download/contribute.html?download-mirrorbrain&files/stable/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_Win_86_install-wJRE_en-US.exe
> 
> The current SourceForge download path does not do these things.  I
> think this is important and needs to be addressed.  Maybe something
> could be done by forming similar URL's and showing that page in an
> IFrame from the SF download page?
> 
> 2) I have not done any timings, but the download speed seems slower,
> at least the time taken until the download is actually started.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> > -Rob
> 



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