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Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:46:27 GMT
Danese Cooper <> wrote on 06/07/2011 11:13:45 AM:

> 3) LOTS of people download OOo
> Like maybe 10% of the human population of the planet.  And its a big 
> Initially we engaged Akamai, but it quickly became too expensive. 
> Serving up downloads of OOo was pretty intense. I know Apache has 
> all that web server download traffic and all...but I'm telling you 
> quailed at the throughput, and we shouldn't assume our 
> mileage will vary. There will be extraordinary infrastructure costs,
> because it is end-user software (and there are a LOT of users 
> worldwide). Sun mitigated this problem with mirrors, but of course 
> that screwed download stats.
> It's a lot of code as well. When we launched it took a day (as in 24
> hours) to build. I'd imagine that situation will have improved 
> somewhat, but rolling a public release of end-user code is a much 
> different prospect to releasing another version of the web server.

Are there any public stats on the Sun mirroring infrastructure that was 
(or is currently) needed to support this?  It would be interesting to 
compare to what Apache has.


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