[Interest] Poor mirror performance for the online Qt SDK

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Fri Dec 20 15:53:08 CET 2013


We do not yet have a Qt Project mirror 'down under': http://download.qt-project.org/static/mirrorlist/

If you can ask your local mirror providers to mirror Qt, great! Instructions on how to become a mirror are found at: http://qt-project.org/wiki/mirror_howto



From: "Brett (Gmail)" <brettbibby at gmail.com<mailto:brettbibby at gmail.com>>
Date: perjantai 20. joulukuuta 2013 3.08
To: Vadim Peretokin <vperetokin at gmail.com<mailto:vperetokin at gmail.com>>
Cc: Sze Howe Koh <szehowe.koh at gmail.com<mailto:szehowe.koh at gmail.com>>, Tuukka Turunen <tuukka.turunen at digia.com<mailto:tuukka.turunen at digia.com>>, "interest at qt-project.org<mailto:interest at qt-project.org>" <interest at qt-project.org<mailto:interest at qt-project.org>>
Subject: Re: [Interest] Poor mirror performance for the online Qt SDK

Yes, for me too in Southeast Asia it always chooses China which due to the national firewall is super slow always. The logic should be to only choose China mirrors from within China, otherwise ignore it.

On Dec 20, 2013, at 7:54 AM, Vadim Peretokin <vperetokin at gmail.com<mailto:vperetokin at gmail.com>> wrote:

You aren't the only one. I get the same Chinese mirror in Australia and it is terrible. It taught me that wget has a default retry limit of 20 times!

The online installer and the browser download are not useable in Australia, even on a fibre connection. Download the offline installer and either use wget with infinite retries (it'll keep picking up where it left from, thankfully), or click on the "info" link on the Qt website to download from a different mirror, or use aria2c<http://aria2.sourceforge.net/> which can download from many mirrors at once and will download it in a reasonable time.

I've already written to the Contact form on the Qt project on the website about this, but I have not had any reply yet.
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