Fedora Unity release

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Sun Feb 17 15:15:17 UTC 2008

Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:55:55 -0500
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
>> That's my read on it, when a release first comes out the servers get 
>> hammered harder with jigdo than bittorrent. The sole advantage of jigdo 
>> is use of protocols which are more likely to be permitted through 
>> firewalls, and conceptually allowing a server to have only part of the 
>> larger image taking up disk space. I doubt that any machine which can't 
>> hold the whole image should be a server anyway, that's just my take on 
>> it, opinion rather than fact.
> Yep. I think jigdo will be ready for prime time when it can use
> bittorrent as a download protocol, and all users who chose to do
> so can seed the rpms they already have downloaded and cached on
> their machine. That gets the advantages of both, and since "popular"
> rpms are (by the definition of popular) installed on more machines,
> the rpms in the greatest demand will also have the greatest supply
> of torrent servers, thus giving the best of both worlds (and no, I'm
> not volunteering to do any of the work to make this happen - this
> is just my fantasy :-).
I share it. Even if the servers just offered bittorrent for the whole 
image download and then used jigdo for image to image upgrades it would 
make things better for the servers, less load when something new comes out.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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