Contact software developers when adding a port

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Dec 16 06:21:21 PST 2010

On Dec 16, 2010, at 07:38, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:

>> If we wanted to implement a download counter, we could do so with a central redirector script for example. That would also give us the opportunity to do more intelligent Geo-IP-based mirror selection, instead of the current ping-based method which causes problems for some users and some servers. 
> Does anything prevent us from using publicly available GEO-IP scripts directly inside of MacPorts, rather than possibly creating a single point of failure?

What publicly-available Geo-IP scripts are you talking about?

If we don't have a central download URL, then we can't accurately track downloads. So if that's a desired feature, then that's the consequence.

SourceForge uses one of these and it seems to work for them.

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