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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:18:36 GMT
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> Am 04/06/2012 09:22 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>
>> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM, drew jensen<drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> Well, it appears that Marcus has taken it upon himself to semi-revert
>> the changes I made, but without communicating what he has done.  He
>> changed back 1/4 of the files that I had modified before. So I have
>> zero idea what state that leaves the download service in now.  But it
>> can't be good.
>
>
> I've just changed the used mirror host (see my other mail). In order to get
> the linked assembled together the version (e.g., "3.3.0") and used mirror is
> needed - plus a schema but since Bouncer is history it's no longer really
> needed.
>
> So, when "sourceforge" is not set as initial mirror host but "mirrorbrain"
> then the logic goes the MirrorBrain way.
>

OK. Please avoid making unrelated changes to these files while we are
doing this test.  I'd like to control all variables.

Thanks!

-Rob

> 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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