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

edgar.soldin at web.de edgar.soldin at web.de
Thu Mar 1 10:47:12 PST 2012

On 01.03.2012 19:41, Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 03/01/2012 09:54 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> On 03/01/2012 01:52 AM, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>> On 01.03.2012 10:47, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>>> On 01.03.2012 03:19, Alex Mandel wrote:
>>>>> 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).
>>>> although it takes an hour or so until the upload appears, it worked perfectly (incl. mirrors) when i tried it some weeks ago. upload of 1.7GB was done via sftp.
>>>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Release%20files%20for%20download
>>>> does not mention any size limitations.
>>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Project%20web%20and%20developer%20web%20platform#Filesizelimits
>>> suggests to use the FRS rather than the web space, no size limits mentioned
>>> ..ede
>>> _______________________________________________
>> Thanks, that info seems new since the last time I poked around
>> sourceforge. It still isn't clear which mirrors the files will end up on
>> or how long it takes (might take a week?).
>> Next I'll look into what kind of download statistics they keep.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
> So I'll add the one downside of not using our own mirrors, we will no
> longer have access to the full download statistics of bytes per IP.
> There may also be a Public Relations side to all of this.
> Not a huge deal since I have plenty of backlogs for my research into who
> is downloading where and how long it takes, but it would be hard for us
> to track what countries were reaching in the future.
> I'd prefer to continue pursuing volunteers/sponsors to host mirrors in
> more places but have no outright objection to the consideration of
> sourceforge.

you have seen the download stats there with downloads by country section on sf.net right? doesn't that suit your purpose?


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