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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Mar 1 15:43:03 PST 2012

I've gone ahead and setup osgeo-live on sourceforge. Enabling just the
download tools and no other features. Initial test transfer of 5.5
release is in progress.

We will keep our current mirror setup for development and it will stay
up until the 6.0 release. If the sourceforge mirrors seems to be working
in a week or 2 we can update the website to redirect to sourceforge
download urls.

FYI, the only thing I think we'll run into, is that Xubuntu contains SSH
and might be subject to export restrictions, so some users in some
countries legally can probably only get downloads from the Greek mirror
where such restrictions don't exist.


PS: release team, tell me your sourceforge IDs so I can grant you

On 03/01/2012 05:18 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi Ede,
> I didn't say that this is not accepted from Sourceforge policy. Thank
> you for looking this up.
> I just want to see the technical part about bringing Sourceforge servers
> up to date with such big files.
> I understand and agree that having Sourceforge mirror our iso files
> would be a great benefit, due to their capacity.
> Lets see more details about this issue.
> Regards,
> Angelos
> On 03/01/2012 03:02 PM, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>> I claimed the opposite, now who is right :). I also took some minutes
>> to browse sf.net docs and didn't find the faintest smell of
>> restrictions like that.
>> sf.net autoselects mirrors via geoip as well to the best of my knowledge.
>> ..ede
>> On 01.03.2012 14:02, Angelos Tzotsos 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.
>>> On 03/01/2012 02:36 PM, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>>> On 01.03.2012 12:28, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>>>> I agree with Alex that Sourceforge might be difficult to manage.
>>>> what exact difficulty did he mention?
>>>> ..ede
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