[ZWeb] DISCUSS: Moving downloads to SourceForge's download manager

Andreas Jung Andreas Jung <lists@andreas-jung.com>
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:43:17 +0100

--On Montag, 11. November 2002 15:34 +0100 Paul Everitt <paul@eurozope.org> 

> I believe this subject came up a couple of weeks ago but I can't find it
> in the archives.
> Sidnei and I were just discussing the web stats for zope.org.  He noticed
> that around 50% of the bytes transfered were from two things: Zope
> distributions and the PDF of the Zope book (the latter is around 9%).
> He and I thought it would be good to revisit the proposal of moving these
> items into SourceForge's download manager.  Here are some pros and cons:
> Cons
> 1) It's a transition and transitions have costs and disruptions.

but the transmition would be worth the work

> 2) The new interface might be harder for posting updates.  Though I doubt
> it, as the current system is one thousand percent brain damaged.

the SF interface for downloads sucks, but not as much as the zope.org
interface ;-)

> 4) Some people might think it looks bad for Zope to not serve up its own
> downloads.

for me it is just a question of usability and speed. you could still stick
with downloads on zope.org but the primary download link for the Zope
packages should point to SF and links to the same package on zope.org
should be used as backup solution (when SF is down).