Jigdo - A Professional Letter to Mike McGrath

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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