Jigdo - A Professional Letter to Mike McGrath

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Fri Dec 7 15:31:19 UTC 2007

Mike McGrath wrote:
>>  and we were going to
>>> judge jigdo a success if a certain % (compared to bittorrent) use 
>>> jigdo.  What % would that be?
>> Jigdo would in this case be particularly useful to those with a local 
>> mirror as they have 99% of the content already (90% if you have 
>> F9T3?). Because it is particularly useful to some, and completely 
>> weird and strange for others, the number of users that will use it if 
>> BitTorrent is an alternative wouldn't be a very good indicator to see 
>> if it is actually a viable distribution method for the whole of 
>> Fedora, neither is it the goal for these proposals.
> I'm talking specifically about people going to the get-fedora page and 
> clicking on the torrent link vs the jigdo link.  Out of every 100 
> people, how many people will click on the jigdo link?

Given the choice to download, say, the Fedora 9 i386 vanilla DVD, 
frankly, I expect only people that know Jigdo, or want to get to know 
Jigdo as it may have some benefits for them, and want to use it, are 
going to use it, so in all my optimism:

roughly 10 out of a 100.

For other spins without regular bittorrent seeds obviously the rate is 
100%, and some of the people that get to know Jigdo that way will be 
using it again for our respins, and if possible, again for other spins 
(non-Everything?), and again, and again.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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