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Re: PLEASE use mirrors

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> --- Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> > Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 03:40:22PM +0000, David Starks-Browning wrote:
> > > >On Wednesday 8 Nov 00, Christopher Faylor writes:
> > > >> If you all don't start using mirrors, then there will be steps taken to
> > > >> stop direct user downloads from the cygwin directory.  This will not
> > > >> affect mirror downloads, only normal downloads.
> > > >
> > > >I'm in favor of doing this now.  Why not?  I can't imagine anyone
> > > >truly depends on it, given the number of mirrors we have.  You'll have
> > > >to make special arrangements (e.g. http) for the snapshots page.
> > >
> > > I guess we could use mirrors on the snapshots page.
> >
> > What's the problem here at all? Most of the existing mirrors are
> > mirroring the snapshots as well. Of course, they mirror the ftp
> > snapshots but why should it be necessary to mirror http? Wouldn't
> > it be easier to drop the http snapshot page in favor of ftp and
> > cvs?
> >
> I would like it not to be dropped but changed so that if you click on a
> snapshot to download it brings up the list of mirrors and let's you choose one
> then downloads from the mirror.  Is this even possible?  I would think that
> with the appropriate CGI/PHP/JAVA that it should be.

I don't think that CGI/PHP/JAVA is needed here. Many other projects
have a very simple `Download developer snapshots' page which only
consists of the "Choose a mirror near you" hint followed by the list
of ftp links to the various mirror sites, headed by the country of
the mirror. I think that would be suitable for Cygwin as well.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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