[Live-demo] Re: OSGeoLive, Sourceforge, and South Africa

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Mar 1 11:09:35 PST 2012

On 03/01/2012 10:47 AM, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
> On 01.03.2012 19:41, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> On 03/01/2012 09:54 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
>>> On 03/01/2012 01:52 AM, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>>> On 01.03.2012 10:47, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>>>> On 01.03.2012 03:19, Alex Mandel wrote:
>>>>>> If someone could look up the policies again and check that would be
>>>>>> great (I'm not even sure sourceforge lets you upload files as big as the
>>>>>> ones we have via their interface or ftp).
>>>>> although it takes an hour or so until the upload appears, it worked perfectly (incl. mirrors) when i tried it some weeks ago. upload of 1.7GB was done via sftp.
>>>>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Release%20files%20for%20download
>>>>> does not mention any size limitations.
>>>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Project%20web%20and%20developer%20web%20platform#Filesizelimits
>>>> suggests to use the FRS rather than the web space, no size limits mentioned
>>>> ..ede
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Thanks, that info seems new since the last time I poked around
>>> sourceforge. It still isn't clear which mirrors the files will end up on
>>> or how long it takes (might take a week?).
>>> Next I'll look into what kind of download statistics they keep.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alex
>> So I'll add the one downside of not using our own mirrors, we will no
>> longer have access to the full download statistics of bytes per IP.
>> There may also be a Public Relations side to all of this.
>> Not a huge deal since I have plenty of backlogs for my research into who
>> is downloading where and how long it takes, but it would be hard for us
>> to track what countries were reaching in the future.
>> I'd prefer to continue pursuing volunteers/sponsors to host mirrors in
>> more places but have no outright objection to the consideration of
>> sourceforge.
> you have seen the download stats there with downloads by country section on sf.net right? doesn't that suit your purpose?
> ..ede
> _______________________________________________

I hadn't found that yet, but have now. It also has an api to get it as
json https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/documentation/Download%20Stats%20API/
That should work well. We could also add piwik style analytics to our
main website to capture clicks on the initial download buttons just in case.

So, yes I think this idea could work out. I'll look into it more and do
some tests.


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