Re: too many CD ISOs
Raphael Hertzog wrote:
On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Frans Pop wrote:
On Tuesday 17 April 2007 19:42, Michael Loftis wrote:
That is an idea. Maybe only publish the lower .iso's (exactly how many
would need to be determined) but keep all jigdo's around. CD vendors can
probably be expected to be able to generate iso's using jigdo.
It's becoming prohibitively expensive for mirrors to maintain a debian
mirror because of the huge amount of storage required by all of the
CD/DVD images. This has been brought up before by mirror maintainers.
IMH(umble)O Jigdo should be pushed much much harder since it can
generate the entire CD or DVD set for a given arch off a normal repo
pool, and those have to be kept around anyway.
While I sympathize with the idea, please keep in mind that some big mirrors
prefer that users download images via ISO than via jigdo. So the most popular
images should really be available as ISO.
Reason: it's much more effective for them when users download an ISO than
when they use jigdo. For example the ftp.fr.debian.org admin explained me
that they were limited by the disk seek and not by the bandwith used by
Jidgo only is a bad idea. The format is largely unknown outside
geek-ville. Many of you may think that jidgo is cool, but bittorrent
won. Get over it and stop making things awkward with a download format
used almost exclusively for linux distributions. There are lots of
bittorrent clients on all operating systems, and lots of applications
for the almost identical, better named technology