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[tdf-mirrors] Re: [libreoffice-website] Re: LibreOffice: Dubious download behavior LO on Windows/IE ?



Thanks very much, Volker, for cc'ing your reply to my post at the
website@global.libreoffice.org to the mirrors@documentfoundation.org list.
I overlooked the fact that there is a mirrors list.
And yes, as Volker said, I suppose it would be nice if the mirror admin
could step in here.

And thank you for your reply, Mitry, much appreciated also.

But now, um, I'm new to the TDF mailinglists, and I can't judge whether it's
complicated that this issue is now on two separate lists.
I can imagine it may be helpful to include the full post that I posted to
the thread at the website@global.libreoffice.org list here in the thread at
the mirrors list.
So here it is, for what it's worth:

Full thread:
http://www.mail-archive.com/website@global.libreoffice.org/msg05831.html
http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-Dubious-download-behavior-LO-on-Windows-IE-td3252634.html

My recent post, to which Volker replied and cc'ed:
http://www.mail-archive.com/website@global.libreoffice.org/msg06300.html
http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-Dubious-download-behavior-LO-on-Windows-IE-tp3252634p3464886.html

Original message in that recent post at website@global.libreoffice.org:

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Hi everyone,

Last August, Cor Nouws was so kind as to post my contribution in regard to
'dubious download behavior' with downloading LibreOffice from the
LibreOffice download page.
See Cor's August 14 post "LibreOffice: Dubious download behavior LO on
Windows/IE ?"
http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-Dubious-download-behavior-LO-on-Windows-IE-td3252634.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/website@global.libreoffice.org/msg05831.html

Recently, things are getting much clearer.

For the Netherlands, there are two LibreOffice download mirrors, the
ftp.nluug.nl mirror and the mirrors.supportex.net mirror.
The NLUUG mirror works just excellent (as do all other European and World
mirrors that I tried), but not(!) the Supportex mirror.

When http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ redirects the Dutch user not to
the NLUUG mirror but to the Supportex mirror, or when the Supportex mirror
is chosen from the mirrorlist page (via "Get details (md5sum,...)"), a very
peculiar download behavior occurs. It then takes a long(!) time till finally
the Internet Explorer download manager popup window ('Run/Save/Cancel')
appears, offering the download.
First I thought the download wasn't offered at all (while nevertheless there
was all kind of network, anti-virus, HDD and CPU action), but recently I
found out that when you wait a long(!) time the download is finally offered
with the IE download manager to pop up.
The LibreOffice download from the Supportex mirror is the only(!) download I
ever encountered that shows that strange kind of download behavior.
You can try it for yourself, using this download link:
http://mirrors.supportex.net/tdf/libreoffice/stable/3.4.3/win/x86/LibO_3.4.3_Win_x86_install_multi.exe
I use Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit (Dutch) with Internet Explorer
(first IE8, now IE9) (Dutch).
I don't know whether browser and OS are of relevance in this issue.

Can you reproduce any abnormal download behavior with the
mirrors.supportex.net download, taking it a long time for the IE download
manager popup window to appear?

What can be the case with the Supportex mirror?

Can the LibreOffice admins contact Supportex in this matter?



Thanks very much
and best regards,

Spiff



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