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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Yes, the SourceForge file upload mechanisms are a diabolical mess. Yes the raw user interface for downloading files is a diabolical mess. BUT they do have a network of geographically distributed mirrors and they do give you stats on downloads. So all you have to do is use one of the many SourceForge upload scripts and then link directly to the download link that presents the user with a list of mirrors.

    Alternatively, it seems like you could do it with CPAN if you only included mirrors which you had polled to ensure the file was available and you used a GeoIP thing to select a mirror.

    • That would mean though, writing my own multiplexor... which I'd like to avoid if at all possible.
    • WRT SourceForge this is the problem "Yes the raw user interface for downloading files is a diabolical mess".

      Strawberry's website is so simple and pain free, that going from that to the aformenting diabolical mess is something I really don't want.