Bug 124988 - make use of mirrors more prominent
Summary: make use of mirrors more prominent
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Web Site
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Content
Version: current
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tammy Fox
QA Contact: Web Development
URL: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-06-01 19:56 UTC by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-11 13:38:23 UTC


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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2004-06-01 19:56:20 UTC
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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.


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