This can become important, for example,
if some artifact is the same in all three repositories .... that is, the
version/qualifier is unchanged. If the "archive" repos are tried
first, then the result would not be mirrored, and always come from eclipse.org
directly, it seems. The opposite would be desired, that 'downloads' repos
would be "searched/matched" first, and if found there, then,
via the magic of the mirrors URL, would have a chance of coming from a
mirror, thus being faster for many users (and off-loading some bandwidth
So, is there a way to make sure 'download'
URLs are matched first? Should they come first in list, or last ... or
is the outcome indeterminable?
Feel free to comment in bug 330134 ...
which was opened some time ago to "investigate" this issue ...
but, I'm hoping some p2 expert knows the answer, and I won't have to investigate