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Offline Thantos

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Download Mirrors Information Page
« on: March 03, 2008, 10:56:26 AM »
As previously announced we have setup a mirror network.  A big reason for doing this is so that our members can still download the packages should our site go down.  But that doesn't help if the users don't have any way of knowing where the mirrors are.  So a simple HTML file was created that has links directly to the packages on the mirrors.

You may copy the information or you can just copy the entire HTML output and place it on your site.  For this reason the page uses simple markup with no external dependencies.  You are free to change the markup and/or styling all you'd like.  Our goal is to have this information scattered throughout the internet so that if we go down the users can easily find a backup link.

As mentioned in the announcement, we are currently waiting on the second mirror to come online.  We also excluded the SMF server from the list as if it is down then linking to it won't be of much help.

We ask that if you do make a copy of the information that you update it periodically.  At the very least when new versions are released.

http://download.simplemachines.org/mirrors.php

For those who are wondering:  The page uses the same information provided in http://www.simplemachines.org/smf/mirrors.xml with the exception of the language files.  We are still considering whether or not to put the language packages on the mirrors page.

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 11:13:18 AM »
The link to mirrors.php redirects me to the front page. :(

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 11:15:31 AM »
Heh sorry about that.  Forgot to take off the testing protection.

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 05:49:53 AM »
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 08:36:54 AM »
Bah, thats what I get for not validating.  I'll fix it up in a bit.

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 09:15:14 PM »
You know I have to say I love the way the mirrors are handled much better then source forge and others. Keep up the good work and thank you to the mirror providers.
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008, 01:08:15 PM »
The mirrors.xml file is either missing or doesn't have read permissions currently... can someone check?

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008, 01:13:05 PM »
Welcome to SMF, dest. Thanks for reporting this. I've bugtracked so hopefully the relevant people will soon fix it :)
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 07:05:04 AM »
Why not write a neat PHP script that others can upload to the server, CHMOD 777 a folder, and how the script download the updated files each time they get refreshed?

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 01:09:45 PM »
Why not write a neat PHP script that others can upload to the server, CHMOD 777 a folder, and how the script download the updated files each time they get refreshed?

Birger :)

Have you seen the webinstall script?
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 03:45:16 PM »
Yeah, but I ment as in download the mirror files. Not the webinstall. I have no desire to install SMF, just mirror it.

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 04:05:47 PM »
Currently our license doesn't allow redistribution. However if the license got changed in this regard I'm sure we could come up with something like this :)
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 02:47:27 AM »
Actually, SMF's license disallows redistributions without written permission. Any inquiries to this end can be sent to info@simplemachines.org.
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 03:14:21 AM »
Is there some sort of XML script which can be used to get the mirrors?

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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008, 08:36:53 AM »
Currently there is only one mirror outside of simplemachines.org.

Information is in the XML file in the first post :)

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For those who are wondering:  The page uses the same information provided in http://www.simplemachines.org/smf/mirrors.xml with the exception of the language files.  We are still considering whether or not to put the language packages on the mirrors page.
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Re: Download Mirrors Information Page
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008, 01:35:16 PM »
Oh I missed that I guess, Thanks :)