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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2012 15:45:31 GMT

On 04/06/2012 04:44 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 04/07/2012 01:10 AM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>> On 04/06/2012 07:34 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.
>>> -Rob
>> I'm playing catch up here. Mostly good for my setup -- Linux 32 bit RPM
>> -- *except* even when I "uncheck" the JRE option on the alternate DL
>> page --
>> it still wants to give me a bundle WITH jre...
> The checkbox is provided by the function "writeJavaSelector()" in the
> "download.js" script file. For adding/deleting the "-wJRE" part to/from
> the URL, the "updateHREFs()" function is called.
> The root cause is that in the function "updateHREFs()" the new
> "MIRROR_SOURCEFORGE_URL" variable is not used. Only MirrorBrain or
> Bouncer is recognized.
Hi Marcus --

And thanks for the info. I didn't check into the details yesterday when 
I reported this...

>> I think from this point on -- 3.4 forward -- we won't even be bundling
>> jre so maybe not a BIG deal right at the moment, but it would be nice if
>> we could get this fixed.
> No bundled JRE files anymore in AOO --> no need to switch URLs.
> So, because of this I wouldn't change it as it's not needed anymore in
> the future.

well...OK. Maybe we should change messaging/ inform users that they will 
ALWAYS get JRE with older versions, and none with 3.4 -> ?

unless we fix the forward...and I didn't have a fast way of checking 
WHAT was ported to SF. Maybe later this weekend.

> But the first thing is to get rid of all the Bouncer stuff in the script
> files. When we have decided not to go back to this mirror system, then
> we should cleanup the JS logic to get rid of some complexity.

Yeah--we do have some cleanup. We can discuss after the test period is 
finished. Thanks for the response.

> Marcus


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