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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: Torrent connection for AOo 3.4.x download
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:17:32 GMT
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Raphael Bircher <rbircher@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > But I could ask my brother if he is willing to setup a torrent tracker
> > for us. He was working on the torrent at the old OOo project.
> >
> > I'm willing to host a seeding peer
>
> Wouldn´t this impact on the tracking of downloads? I mean... the
> SourceForge download stats will no longer be the true download count.
> How would Apache track torrent downloads and add the numbers to the
> SF.net stats?.
>
> I think this is a valid concern...
>

It depends on the infrastructure you use to serve torrents. Most of them
provide the total number of downloads.
The Apache OpenOffice download counter uses SF APIs, it should just add
those to the total.

Roberto


>
> Plus, torrents are good to save on bandwidth, but lack of bandwidth
> with SF.net´s network of world-wide mirrors doesn´t seem to be the
> case here. So, again, why the need for a torrent?. "because it´s cool"
> doesn´t hold, IMHO...
> FC
>

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