[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 and BitTorrent

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Fri Oct 16 08:44:29 UTC 2009


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thus nate spake:
| Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
|> If I remember correctly, when version 5.3 was released, about 95% was
|> made available by BitTorrent before the official release date, so that
|> the entire file would be available as soon as possible after the
|> release.
|>
|> Could the same be done this time?
|
| Could someone describe to me what the rush is? I mean what drives
| the need that you need to have it _right now_ ?

That's exactly *not* the point.

I have to confess that I mailed (to a moderated list) exactly the same
question to centos-mirror-announce yesterday.

Because...

| Me I always like
| to wait at least a week or two to see if others run into issues,
| and wait for the mirrors to become less clogged.

...this is exactly what the torrents would do: Take load off of the
mirrors :)

It's not about 'having it here first'. I really appreciate to release
``when it's ready'' instead of a given, maybe anounced point in time. ;)

| nate

Timo
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