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Re: Stability and Release Cycles - An Idea



Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Alan's quite right.  I am hosting the MinGW RPMs temporarily on my own
> > site (something like 700-800 MBs worth):
> > 
> > http://www.annexia.org/tmp/mingw/fedora-10/
> 
> But a single OO.o update alone is as large as all of your repo.

Right.

> > But I spend under $30 / month on this server, and there is no
> > noticable load from the 565 people[1] synching their development
> > machines to it.

> And there would be a lot more than 565 people updating their old Fedora
> releases.

Says who?

> The infrastructure requirements for such a project would be several orders
> of magnitude higher than those for your MinGW repo or my CalcForge repo.
> There's no way a $30/month server would be able to provide the required
> bandwidth, maybe not even the required storage (but the bandwidth is
> proportional to size * download count, both of which are several orders of
> magnitude higher than for a small repository, so I expect the bandwidth to
> be the bigger issue, as it multiplies up, whereas the storage space is only
> dependent on the size of the packages).

Sorry but "I can't make it work because it uses too much resources" doesn't
jibe with "the resource requirements from Fedora infrastructure would be
minimal"
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