Proposal: retire bittorrent

seth vidal skvidal at
Thu Jun 16 02:55:55 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 21:08 -0500, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 07:12:56 AM Paul Howarth wrote:
> > I propose to retire bittorrent (the original python client) for the
> > reasons outlined below. If anyone's interested in taking it over
> > instead, please apply on the package database and I'll transfer
> > ownership. Think carefully before you act though!
> > 
> > Dead Upstream:
> > ==============
> > Well, not actually dead but upstream has gone closed-source as of
> > version 6 so it's effectively dead.
> we use it as the official torrent  server for we have 
> not found any other servers that work totally for us.  if we are getting rid 
> of it we should also look as using something else for the torrents we provide.
> A nice thing to have is something that we can use with ipv6 and ipv4,  the 
> server that torrent.fp.o is on has both 

Heck, I'd be willing to accept ANY bittorrent server that can be both
tracker and primary seed and doesn't require a special apache module to
do it.

The biggest virtue of the old bittorrent client is that it is simple,
stand  alone and while not fancy, it is straightforward to understand.


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