Jigdo - A Professional Letter to Mike McGrath
mmcgrath at redhat.com
Fri Dec 7 15:52:49 UTC 2007
Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 08:48:10AM -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
>> My concern with jigdo is with how many people use it? It seems silly to
>> host both torrent and jigdo (as much of this letter points out the
>> benefits of switching to jigdo, those benefits disappear if we simply
>> add jigdo to the mix. Most people already have bittorrent. Lets say we
>> were going to give Jigdo a trial run for Fedora 9 and we were going to
>> judge jigdo a success if a certain % (compared to bittorrent) use
>> jigdo. What % would that be?
> Some people CAN'T use bittorrent because of firewalls. There should
> be no reason at all why anyone couldn't use Jigdo, because it uses
> standard FTP or HTTP to download the slices. There are clients
> available for all the important OSes.
Those that can't use bittorrent can use the mirrors as well.
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