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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:48:04 GMT
On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 22:29 +0200, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 04/06/2012 09:00 PM, schrieb drew jensen:
> > On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 14:44 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM, drew<drew@baseanswers.com>  wrote:
> >>> 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.
> >>
> >> No.  There should be no errors.  Do you have a reproducible error?
> >
> > Yup just got it again - here are the steps.
> >
> > Go to http://www.openoffice.org
> >
> > Click on the item 'I want to download now'
> >
> > This expands the entry and identifies my OS a Linux/DEB..great.
> >
> > Click on 'Download now'.
> >
> > This then displays the page at:
> > http://www.openoffice.org/download/contribute.html?download=bouncer&product%3DOpenOffice.org%26os%3Dlinuxinteldeb%26lang%3Den-US%26version%3D3.3.0
> >
> > A few seconds later it changes to the page in the screen shot.
> > http://download.services.openoffice.org/files/notfound-bouncer.html
> >
> > Just tried again, same result.
> 
> It seems the download URL was assembled for Bouncer - the download 
> service that was used before MirrorBrain. Have you ever see such 
> behavior before the change?

No haven't seen this before, at least not that I can remember.

> 
> Is it the same when clicking here on the green button?
> http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
> 
> I've tested it a second ago on both webpages and I get a Windows build 
> with this URL:
> 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/localized/de/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_Win_x86_install-wJRE_de.exe/download

Good - I hadn't tried Windows yet..


Thanks for the attention you all are giving to this.


> Marcus
> 
> 
> 
> >>> 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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