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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: How to handle the downloads?
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:42:44 GMT
Am 08/02/2011 12:15 AM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
> On 1 August 2011 22:51, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>> Am 08/01/2011 09:25 PM, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>>>
>>> On 1 August 2011 18:20, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>    wrote:
>>>>
>>>> AFAIK the current projects at Apache doesn't have high download numbers
>>>> compared with OOo. So, a download request can point directly to a mirror
>>>> or
>>>> a mirror list is shown and the users have to choose themselves from where
>>>> to
>>>> get the software best.
>>>
>>> I wouldn't make any assumptions about the current mirror
>>> infrastructure. What you write above does not reflect how things work
>>> here. The ASF is a pretty large collection of projects with some very
>>> large numbers behind it.
>>
>> I've looked at this both pages:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi
>> http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
>>
>> When comparing it with the one from the current OOo project you should be
>> able to see big differences:
>>
>> - too many links
>> - too much data on one page
>> - too much information to read to get an overview
>> - too less clear structure
>
> So what do you want? A single download link that automatically selects
> the most appropriate mirror for the user?

Yes. Everything else is not end-user compatible and needs to much effort 
to explain.

> That's easily done. I think you might be confusing the way that some
> projects choose to implement the download with how OO.o would be
> expected to implement the download.
>
> The ASF does not care what your download page looks like as long as
> you use the CGI scripts to ensure that an appropriate mirror site is
> used.

Hm, let's see how independent the download thing really will be. ;-)

Marcus


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