Help with testing new Gecko downloader

Austin English austinenglish at
Wed Mar 4 01:57:35 CST 2015

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Jacek Caban <jacek at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> My today patch [1] together with changes in Wine code from yesterday
> changed the way we interact with SourceForge for downloading Gecko. It's
> a risky change that could use wider testing from different locations. If
> you'd like to help, you need to:
> - Remove wine_gecko-2.36*.msi if you already have it. If you used
> downloader to get it, it's most likely in ~/.cache/wine. If you
> downloaded it manually, you know where to find it.
> - Create new wineprefix
> The most important thing is to ensure that downloading and installing
> Gecko still works. The expected difference is shorter connection time
> and faster downloads (or better said, no slow downloads).
> I appreciate any feedback on this.
> Thanks,
> Jacek
> [1]
Hi Jacek,

I've tested a bit with wine-1.7.35 and git, I haven't experienced any
issues with the new downloader. I didn't notice any extremely slow
downloads/starts, but I didn't attempt to time it. Thanks for the

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