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Offline Thantos

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New ways to download SMF
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:28:57 PM »
This is something I've been meaning to announce for some time now but I keep forgetting.  We added a few new URLs you can download SMF from.  These are designed to only serve up the  latest releases so you can be sure you are getting the most recent version.

Install
http://www.simplemachines.org/download/index.php/latest/
http://www.simplemachines.org/download/index.php/latest/install/

Upgrade
http://www.simplemachines.org/download/index.php/latest/upgrade/

Update
http://www.simplemachines.org/download/index.php/latest/update/


I hope these will be of use to you.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2007, 04:06:17 PM by Thantos »

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 03:37:19 PM »
Very nice and very useful. Thanks a lot. :)
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 01:37:01 AM »
Great, I'll announce it in my forum:)

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 01:55:36 AM »
Why not go the little bit further and remove index.php from the url too?
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 04:34:05 PM »
What and wreck the SMF style SEF urls :P
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 02:34:58 AM »
Why not go the little bit further and remove index.php from the url too?
IMHO, http://www.simplemachines.org/download/latest.tar.gz would be the best URL :D
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 11:04:24 AM »
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 08:03:16 PM »
Nice, but better way is to make a link to file.
Like WordPress have: hxxp:www.wordpress.org/latest.zip [nonactive] :)
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 10:40:20 AM »
very good!!

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 04:11:58 AM »
Would SMF ever think of having multiple mirrors?

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 04:30:24 AM »
"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2008, 04:35:36 AM »
Oh I did not know that.

How would someone be able to help by being a mirror?




Cause I am willing to become a mirror for SMF and I don't have any real bandwidth limits. I have 500GB of bandwidth a month. I only use 2GB a month, so yeah I have lots left.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2008, 05:07:40 AM by lordtron »

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 12:12:00 PM »
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 06:16:39 PM »
Thanks SleePy I looked for that yesterday and couldn't find it, so thanks. I just contacted them about it.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 06:33:18 PM »
Thanks for the help. Several forums we admin could use this info. I will pass it along.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2008, 04:48:06 AM »
Yeah I saw that in a previous post. I emailed someone in SMF and I never got a reply. Cause I would be interested in providing my services in becoming a mirror for SMF.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2008, 07:14:40 PM »
Why don't have something similar to WordPress download? It is just the URI and a file called either latest.zip or latest.tar.gz.

http://simplemachines.org/latest.zip
http://simplemachines.org/latest.tar.gz

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2008, 08:35:06 PM »
That would not be that good. Cause not everyone can run 1.1.4 or the latest version of SMF.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2008, 09:38:56 PM »
Why don't have something similar to WordPress download? It is just the URI and a file called either latest.zip or latest.tar.gz.

http://simplemachines.org/latest.zip
http://simplemachines.org/latest.tar.gz

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2008, 12:50:44 AM »
Im sorry but you just lost me SleePy lol

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2008, 08:40:27 PM »
Yes, a useless index.php. That's not SMF style URL, that's just a lame PHP thing.
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008, 05:36:38 AM »
Just wondering, but how is it a lame PHP thing?

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 05:37:29 AM »
Cause it has index.php in it when there are ways to get around that.
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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2008, 01:16:12 AM »
I think it is easier to just have http://www.simplemachines.org/latest.tar.gz.

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Re: New ways to download SMF
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2008, 02:23:12 PM »
I like some of these idea.  The latest filename thing isn't bad and should be doable.

Re: the /index.php/ thing

While I do agree it is fugly I'm not sure if removing it is the best thing.  The download page allows you to do http://download.simplemachines.org/index.php/filename.extension to get the file.  This is easy enough to handle because it will go through index.php regardless.  The apache trick basically does a "if the file doesn't exist and the directory doesn't exist rewrite the url" but that could cause problems if I have a file in same directory as index.php and is also a downloadable file.  I don't know for sure if that case is present now or is likely in the future, so I'd need to do some evaluating.

The alternative of course is to replace /index.php/ with something like /files/ but then is that really any different?