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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Torrent connection for AOo 3.4.x download
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:10:04 GMT
2012/9/20 Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com>

> 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...
>
> 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...
>

Agree. IMO, we can help our users a lot more by pointing them to an
opensource, multi-platform download manager like uGet, downthemall! firefox
extension and others.

Regards
Ricardo

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