[Live-demo] Re: OSGeoLive, Sourceforge, and South Africa

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 03:28:49 PST 2012


I agree with Alex that Sourceforge might be difficult to manage.


On 03/01/2012 04:19 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> Last time I read up on sourceforge policies dumping a big iso so it
> would get mirrored was not an acceptable use of sourceforge resources.
> We also have no way to guarantee which mirrors it ends up on. Not all
> files go to every mirror, especially big files.
> If someone could look up the policies again and check that would be
> great (I'm not even sure sourceforge lets you upload files as big as the
> ones we have via their interface or ftp).
> As I've noted in the past, I would gladly do a torrent if we actually
> had enough people to seed it reasonably. Testing on previous releases
> has shown that we do not have that kind of demand.
> The next option would be to host a South African mirror using our
> current mirror system where users from the southern portion of the
> continent would likely get the South African mirror auto-selected for
> them based on Geo-ip lookup. If anyone volunteers I would be happy to
> add them to the mirror database and do my best to keep their downloads
> only to the region (throttling or filtering on their end is up to them).
> William - using our current download links which mirror do you usually
> get directed to and how long does the download take (min, max, or avg?)
> Thanks,
> Alex
> On 02/29/2012 04:04 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Alex, Angelos and other osgeo-live wizards,
>> Do you have any comments about making use of the sourceforge mirror for
>> osgeo-live ISOs, as suggested by William.
>> On 29/02/12 17:11, Hamish wrote:
>>> Subject:
>>> RE: [Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 5.5 ready to distribute at international
>>> conferences
>>> From:
>>> William Walter Kinghorn<williamk at dut.ac.za>
>>> Date:
>>> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:36:51 +0200
>>> To:
>>> "live-demo-bounces at lists.osgeo.org"<live-demo-bounces at lists.osgeo.org>
>>> Hi Cameron,
>>> Is it not possible to put the ISO on Sourceforge, as we will be able
>>> to download the ISO a lot faster from a closer site
>>> Sourceforge is mirrored in South Africa, so for me it is a quick download
>>> William
>> William, as you can see from the message below, there seems to be an
>> issue with your emails going to the osgeo-live list. Possibly because
>> you are not subscribed.
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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