Offer for apt improvements at the Free Software Bazaar
Dear Debian lovers,
I've just made an offer on the Free Software Bazaar
(http://visar.csustan.edu/bazaar/bazaar.html) for improvements to
apt. So I invite all of you would like to have those improvements to
increase my offer.
The request is :
apt-get should try the various FTP sites listed in
/etc/apt/sources.list for fastest download, not only the first
one. Several packages could be downloaded in parallel from
different sites. If the current download rate for a given FTP
sites falls below a customizable threshold, apt-get should try
to download the package in parallel from another site.
Add a command line option so that every package will be
installed right after download and the .deb file will be
removed before the next package is downloaded. This is useful
if there isn't enough space in /var.
It should be possible to install one package and download
another one in parallel.
The ID of my request is 990528A.