F7 RC download - not torrent.

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri May 25 21:45:17 UTC 2007

Eric <spamsink <at> scoot.netis.com> writes:
> To satisfy my idle curiosity, could you explain to me what "mirroring is 
> the very reason it's not being released right now" means?
> It's not being released yet because you don't have enough mirrors, or ???

The files are huge, so they don't magically show up on the many mirrors 
instantly. Mirrors need some time to download them too (of course downloads by 
mirrors are normally scripted, not manual, but this doesn't change the fact 
that the download takes time). Moreover, for the system to scale, not all 
mirrors mirror directly off the master server, most mirror from another mirror, 
so they need to allow for the time for the files to propagate twice, or even 3 
times in some cases.

        Kevin Kofler

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