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Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board

On 21-Jun-02, 13:32 (CDT), Moshe Zadka <m@moshez.org> wrote: 
> On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> > Yes, choice is good. But there's no requirement that every single piece
> > of software have Debian package, and no requirement that every Debian
> > package be in the main archive -- it's trivial to setup an apt-getable
> > site. If your target audience is small, that may be the best choice.
> The point isn't, as so many people think, not adjusting sources.list. The
> point is integration. Having the BTS. Having the sid->testing buffer.
> Having, in short, the advantages of "being in Debian".

You're right, hat's a good point I wasn't thinking of. 

> > "More" is not necessarily better. "More" is often simply confusing.
> > Long-term, archive size is going to cause us to lose mirrors.
> I think archive size is increasing slower than hard drive sizes.

I was thinking more of bandwith. And it's likely that if you have enough
bandwith to support your mirror users, you have enough to support
syncing a fairly large archive, so that's bogus to.

I still think there's a lot of useless crap in Debian[1], but if someone is
willing to maintain it, I won't argue...

A better solution for the Packages file on slow links would be nice, though.


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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