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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:08:46 GMT
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, 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?

We can put links to AOO contribution resources next to the ad unit. We are
also open to help to find new developers through our media channels, and we
have an 'help wanted' feature that can be used for this scope.

> 2) I have not done any timings, but the download speed seems slower,
> at least the time taken until the download is actually started.

Think this was on Friday when we were still tuning our mirrors and caching


> -Rob
> > -Rob

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