Proposal: retire bittorrent
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
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 torrent.fedoraproject.org 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
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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