Support for http downloads

I've just committed code to the website that finally allows http downloads. This has been a much requested feature for quite a long time, mainly from those users that are behind firewalls that don't work well with ftp. Most often a http download of a single file will also be faster than ftp download of the same file, since there are less roundtrips. Though for large files that difference shouldn't be noticeable.

The mirror checking script will poll the same mirrors we already have and figure out which ones support http download as well as ftp. Therefor, all mirrors listed will always support ftp, but some (currently about a third of them) will also support ftp. There will be no http-only mirrors.


I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.


Stockholm PUG 2016/5
Oct 25, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PGConf.EU 2016
Nov 1-4, 2016
Tallinn, Estonia
Berlin PUG
Nov 17, 2016
Berlin, Germany
PGConf.Asia 2016
Dec 2-3, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
FOSDEM + PGDay 2017
Feb 2-4, 2017
Brussels, Belgium


Postgres Vision 2016
Oct 11-13, 2016
San Francisco, USA
Postgres Open
Sep 13-16, 2016
Dallas, USA
Stockholm PUG 2016/4
Aug 31, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PG Day'16 Russia
Jul 6-8, 2016
St Petersburg, Russia
PGDay UK 2016
Jul 05, 2016
London, UK
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