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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:22:13 GMT
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.

-Rob


> //drew
>
>
>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>> > //drew
>> >
>> >
>> > 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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