|Summary:||make use of mirrors more prominent|
|Product:||Red Hat Web Site||Reporter:||Patrick C. F. Ernzer <pcfe>|
|Component:||Content||Assignee:||Tammy Fox <tammy.c.fox>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Web Development <webdev>|
|Fixed In Version:||?||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-08-11 13:38:23 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2004-06-01 19:56:20 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040124 Description of problem: IMHO we should make the fact, that users should use mirrors, more prominent. Instead of clickable links to our main site, where half the planet seems to download, we should have text with the the word MIRROR as a link to mirrors i.e. the first entry in the mirror list at http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html being ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/ the text would read MIRROR /2/i386/iso/ User is incited to paste text from mirror list and then adds text from the page The way it's done at http://www.jpackage.org/repos.php probably illustrates better what is meant Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. go to http://fedora.redhat.com/download/ 2. scroll down to heading 'Downloading the ISO Images' 3. blindly click on link Actual Results: user nags at slow download speed Expected Results: usage of mirrors makes everybody happy ;-) Additional info: absolutely perfect would be a set of questions that take the user to the closest mirror (select continent, select country, etc)
Comment 1 Mark Sechrest 2006-08-11 13:38:23 UTC
Looks like the new http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/Download addresses this concern.
Comment 2 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2006-08-11 17:36:39 UTC
yes, the magic link that redirects to a mirror works just fine. Thank you for fixing this.