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From Mitry Matyushkov <...@mgts.by>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice distribution
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:45:21 GMT
On 1/23/2013 11:28 PM, Henk P. Penning wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, Mitry Matyushkov wrote:
>
>> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:05:16 +0100
>> From: Mitry Matyushkov <ftp@mgts.by>
>> To: mirrors@apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice distribution
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 1/23/2013 6:17 PM, sebb wrote:
>>>  On 23 January 2013 15:02, Mitry Matyushkov <ftp@mgts.by> wrote:
>>> >  Hello,
>>> > >  As far as I see now and did some time ago OpenOffice files are
>>> served >  via
>>> >  SourceForge mirrors. So does it still make sense to distribute
>>> them over
>>> >  other mirrors under rsync.apache.org::apache-dist?
>>>
>>>  Please see:
>>>
>>>  http://www.apache.org/info/how-to-mirror.html#Techniques
>>>
>>>  If you wish to exclude resource-intensive projects, replace
>>> : : apache-dist by ::apache-dist-most.
>>>  (At the time of writing, the ::apache-dist module was 68GB and the
>>> : : apache-dist-most module a 35GB subset of it.)
>>>  Do not use --exclude for this purpose.
>>
>> The question was a bit different: why to distribute some stuff over
>> the mirror network that is not downloaded by anyone by default?
>
> Hi Mitry,
>
>    I agree ; and you raise a valid point. The openoffice stuff
>    was put on the mirrors because :
>
>    1. ... that is what apache.org always does ;
>    2. ... help from SourceForge was a 'first'.
>
>    We had no idea how many 'source code' downloads there would be.
>    I have looked at the number of downloads on my (cs.uu.nl) mirror,
>    and, ignoring crawlers like googlebot, my estimate is : between
>    1 download per day to 1 per week ; so, almost nothing.
>
>    I think it can be argued that the next release of OpenOffice will
>    not go onto the mirrors, but straight into the apache archive.
>    OpenOffice will point
>    -- to SourceForge for binary downloads
>    -- to the apache archive for source downloads.
>
>    Note that this is just my opinion ; the Apache OpenOffice committee
>    and the apache.org infrastructure team may come to a different
>    conclusion.

Hi Henk,

That is what I wanted to hear/know. Thanks.

Regards,
Mitry

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