It was at EclipseCon NA 2012 when I run into Denis Roy and mentionned that there’s a small thing that drives me crazy all time it comes to milestone weeks.
The none release builds are not mirrowed and so downloading a build to verify my bugs is takeing for hours because they are throttled. My suggestion was to provide developers privileged access to downloads from Eclipse.org servers to solve the problem and so Denis asked me to file a bug. It was fixed in less than one week.
So if you are an eclipse committer next time you go to download.eclipse.org pay close attention to the download site:
Yes it is the small things that matter!
I’m glad it’s working out for you. Someone had asked for that a couple of years ago but at the time I couldn’t think of a decent way to do it.