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From Peter Kovacs <>
Subject RE: New Mirror OpenOffice
Date Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:35:55 GMT
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Am 9. Oktober 2020 09:48:39 MESZ schrieb "Jörg Schmidt" <>:
>Hello Dave, 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dave Fisher [] 
>> Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2020 8:12 PM
>> To: dev
>> Subject: Re: New Mirror OpenOffice
>> 9 years ago when the project joined it was decided that 
>> OpenOffice was too heavy for the mirror system. Until 
>> recently we had to let Infra know before we made a release in 
>> order to make sure the network was not saturated with rsync requests.
>> If you are interested here is the status of Apache mirrors. 
>> The question to ask Infra is if it is time for OpenOffice to 
>> be added to the Mirror System. Is the size still an issue?
>> What would be the impact if mirrors could choose to add 
>> OpenOffice at their discretion. That is a question for Apache Infra.
>I personally have no knowledge and no insight into the technical side. 
>I only know that the download via Sourceforge is problematic for many
>users and that we do not offer an alternative.
>Even if this is only a single mirror, it would be a first step to
>create an alternative.
>> > We know exactly that we are almost completely dependent on 
>> Sourceforge, because beyond Sourceforge we have only one 
>> mirror (link I don't know at the moment) whose address is 
>> only given in case of emergency and with the hint not to 
>> spread the address too far so that the traffic doesn't get too high.
>> I am more concerned about the Extensions and Templates sites 
>> that are Drupal sites hosted by Source Forge.
>I know that there are problems there, but I myself capitulate to the
>lack of understanding of what is technically necessary and the (quasi)
>political will to solve certain things in a certain way.
>In my opinion it would be a good idea for the extensions to search for
>the best possible technical solution without preconditions and to
>implement it.
>This would be an interesting task, for which I am sure there would be
>Is it worth to have a discussion about it?
>> > At OOo we had dozens of Mirrors in the past and why we do 
>> not care if one is offered to us I do not understand.
>> It is effort from volunteers to support everything.
>> Where are there more details on’s AOO mirror?
>I am not aware of anything else, I only recognize that a generous offer
>has been made to us here, which can be of great benefit to us and which
>we should therefore actively strive to realize.
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