Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap 2007-JUN-11

Jeffrey C. Ollie jeff at ocjtech.us
Sat Jun 23 03:58:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 15:07 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 June 2007 14:59:04 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > We have end users wondering why we are holding back on the release after
> > the images are ready instead of making it available on the bittorrent
> Quite simply because a release date is a release date.  We set a coordinated 
> release date for /many/ reasons.  Just because one method of distribution is 
> ready before others is _not_ a reason to fracture your release process.  If 
> it really makes you feel better, I'll delay getting the torrents ready until 
> just before the coordinated release date.

I think that what will help is having more than one bittorrent seed
ready to go on D-day and H-hour.  But instead of setting up some
"secret" bittorrent to get the seeds ready to go, we should be working
with some of the mirror operators.  The official mirrors will have
copies of the ISOs before the release day.  The mirror operators can
then use those ISOs to pre-seed a bittorrent client.  That will get more
seeds operating more quickly.  Within a few hours the mirror operators
can shut down their bittorrent clients because there will be other seeds
available by then.

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