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RE: installer improvements
wefwef wefwef sent the following at Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:18 AM
>On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Morgan Gangwere
>> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 8:10 AM, wefwef wefwef wrote:
>>> Choosing the fastest server could save a lot longer than 45 seconds
>>> in download time. This functionality would be useful and could be an
>>> option available to users if they wanted to automatically find the
>>> fastest server.
>> Ever wondered why there's 50 or so servers to choose from? because it
>> assumes that when you choose you are able to figure out that its
>> probably faster to get data from somewhere closer to you.
>There are 94 servers on the list many of which don't have any obvious
>geographic location (e.g. mirrors.dotsrc.org). There are 195 countries
>in the world. That means an awful lot of people have to be an expert
>on the geography of a foreign country in order to choose the correct
>server. Well, I'm sure they can work it out - but wouldn't it be nice to
>give them the choice to get the computer to work it out for them?
http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html gives locations.
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