Implement a mirror switching mechanism
Submitted by Michael Schumacher
Assigned to The GIMP web bugs mail alias
We're now distributing installers from our main FTP server, ftp.gimp.org. These will propagate to the mirror servers as well.
The current download links to the installers, either for OSX or Windows, only reference the ftp.gimp.org file. This won't really scale well. We should put a system in place which uses the existing mirrors and offers a semi-random default server (preferably based on the visitor's location) and a way to select a different server.
Besides direct access to an installer package on a mirror, this could also be a nice way to preselect local servers in general, without forcing the user to read through the whole list.