[Interest] strip: Customise Qt intaller, remove *.qt.io

Christian Gagneraud chgans at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 00:40:40 CEST 2017

On 29 September 2017 at 10:57, Jake Petroules <Jake.Petroules at qt.io> wrote:
>> Kai,
>> Rather than a new mirror it might be sufficient to just alter the automatic selection to use California for New Zealand clients (I'm unsure how it works/how feasible that is)?
> We use MaxMind GeoIP commercial database for IP address geolocation, and it selects the best mirror based on that. Not sure of the particulars beyond that or how easy/possible it is to "override" things like that.
> It's not always a very reliable system in general, since I for example get a mirror on the US East Coast despite Berkeley being a 20-minute drive from me, because my IP has the wrong location in that DB.
> However, if we know that NZ is only physically connected to Australia and California then it might indeed make sense to hardcode the Berkeley mirror for NZ users.

Here are the 2 sets of cables involved b/w NZ, US and Japan:

Maybe we should ask the NSA to remove their MitM boxes... ;)

I will try to see if overriding the mirror helps.

Right now, the MaintenaceTool is downloading at less than 10KiB/s!?!
and sometimes get stalled...
Then i did a google speed test in parallel of the MaintenaceTool and I
got 5 MiB/s (mega-bytes) both way to/from Google's Auckland servers.
So my end point (Auckland office) is not the bottle-neck.

A speed test with
- DigitalOcean San Franciso gives me 3.59 Mbps (mega-bits)
- DigitalOcean New York: 4.56 Mbps
- DigitalOcean Singapour: 5.88 Mbps
- Australia: 18.66 Mbps
- Taiwan: .. stuck...
- Japan: .. stuck... oh wait! na, stuck again
- NZ DSL: 61.08 Mbps
- 4 Mbps to London, Netherland

These bits-per-second figure are not accurate, but helps painting the
picture I think.

It might be a good idea to contact the guys who mirrors Linux distro
and co in new Zeland (ftp://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz comes to my


>> Regards,
>> Mike
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Interest <interest-bounces+michael.corcoran=outlook.com at qt-project.org> on behalf of Kai Koehne <Kai.Koehne at qt.io>
>> Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:40 p.m.
>> To: Christian Gagneraud; interest at qt-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [Interest] strip: Customise Qt intaller, remove *.qt.io
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+kai.koehne=qt.io at qt-project.org]
>>> On Behalf Of Christian Gagneraud
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:29 AM
>>> To: interest at qt-project.org
>>> Subject: [Interest] strip: Customise Qt intaller, remove *.qt.io
>>> Hi there,
>>> I would like to customise the Qt installer, not only by adding new
>>> "resources", but i would like to disable some/most "*.qt.io"
>>> resources.
>>> The reason for removing qt.io are multiples:
>>> - From New Zealand, the Qt installer spends 5 to 10 minutes to fetch "*.qt.io"
>>> stuff, and i'm getting tired of it (blame NZ, unfortunately), and i think it is
>>> unacceptable for my potential users (co-workers).
>>> [...]
>>> PS: I have a Qt license, could this be useful on that topic?
>> Please also raise this with Qt Support then. Maybe we just have to add another mirror in the region then.
>> Regards
>> Kai
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