On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 6:45 AM, sankarshan<foss.mailinglists(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Kevin
> I'll appreciate if someone can take up a project to make
> new-mirror-setups more seamless for new takers of private/public
> mirrors. Perhaps few interactive scripts, cron configurations, sync
> scripts in a RPM, or if there is one existing already then I'll love
> to know about it.
Susmit did demonstrate a "mirror-on-a-box" concept around a year back
with rudimentary scripts setting up a mirror. A larger requirement for
the mirror is the base set of bits, beyond that it is rsync,
mirror-manager and, talking with the Infrastructure folks. The
important requirement is having the will to maintain it for atomicity.
Thanks to Susmit for his great efforts, I'll love to know where can I
read more about "mirror-on-a-box" ?
> Hopefully that work will also help to convince ISPs in country
> setup mirrors (or at-least Intelligent Mirror) within their network
> for their Internet services users. At the Fedora 12 test day I
> realized that to increase userbase and QA contribution from within
> India, its first of all important for us to increase the number of
To increase the QA contribution, we need more people doing QA on
existing release, honing their skills and, moving to rawhide. It is a
fact of life that contributing to QA on rawhide requires at least
another machine (to be able to have a single sane and, a single broken
box) - most students will not be having that. On the other hand, they
do have computers in their labs and, figuring out a way to have QA jam
sessions would help them appreciate and, learn about the OS bits
better. I have always had hopes that the college installation fests
would progress to some QA activities too - sadly, all of them seem to
be very content doing nothing more than installations.
Lot of QA work can also be done within Virtual Machine guests but
still fast download resourcing is a critical requirement. So far it
looks that there aren't any mirrors hosting development bits for India
as of now. (http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/12-Alpha/