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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:29:59 GMT
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<>  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)
>>> - 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
> 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:
> A few seconds later it changes to the page in the screen shot.
> 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?

Is it the same when clicking here on the green button?

I've tested it a second ago on both webpages and I get a Windows build 
with this URL:


>>> On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 12:59 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>>>>> Please note:
>>>>> 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
>>>>, 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:
>>>> 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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