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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Live testing of SF download mirrors
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:44:49 GMT
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?

-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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