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Re: Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap 2007-JUN-11

Bill Nottingham wrote:

You're not doing this *before they get a chance to help*, effectively
saying they're a second class delivery method for their users. What's
the point of them mirroring for their users if their users are going
to use their bandwidth to try and jump on a torrent earlier?

I don't know what you mean by "their users" but if it is say a university then they can make it available in their LAN when they have the bits and not to the entire world for initial few days before the announcement.

 What? You're expecting every mirror to reconfigure special access rules
based on IP ranges or domain names just because you want to torrent ISOs
early? How is that at all practical or sensible?

You misunderstood.  See above.

And no
matter how clear we are, it's still going to be muddy and make things a
lot more difficult from the standpoint of a launch with the press
How? Why would the press be bothered that we are doing a torrent only release 4 days earlier?

Because, when is the release date? Earlier or later>

Torrent is earlier. Rest is later. It's not like all the releases don't have leaked mirrors anyway a few days before the release anyway.

If the torrent is earlier, then the end users who can't use it (which
is many) are going to be getting the release 4 days later.

Let them. Distributing the load is the whole point. If some people get it earlier and the rest later then we have achieved that goal.


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