[CentOS-devel] irc meeting today re: 5.6/6.0

Zeb Palmer

zeb at zebpalmer.com
Sat Jan 15 18:33:55 UTC 2011

That being the case (and hopefully it is) then this whole question of
release timing and spacing the release to the mirrors shouldn't matter. when
they're done, release them.

And while I agree this is more appropriate for the mirrors list, being the
original question here was about release timing, whether to delay 6 release
for a few extra days to let the mirrors settle, I understand it being
initially raised here as well.


On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Jeff Sheltren <jeff at osuosl.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM, Zeb Palmer <zeb at zebpalmer.com> wrote:
> >
> > You may also consider doing what I believe has been done on this project
> > once or twice before. (maybe it was a different project, its been a
> while)
> > When the iso is ready, put the torrent(s) out with only a 95% seed. I can
> > seed 20Mbs  24/365 and as shown already, many of us have this kind of
> > bandwidth to share. If 5.6 and 6 are done at the same time get 5.6 on the
> > mirror and start seeding 6, doing this would encourage people to use the
> > torrent to get it as early as possible and since it can't 100% done yet,
> > many would end up seeding longer than usual waiting for the other 5%.
> This
> > would take a lot of load off the mirrors and when you are happy with the
> > mirrors, release the other 5% of the seed and put the isos on the
> mirrors.
> >
> Perhaps this whole conversation is better suited to the centos-mirrors
> list.  I'm cross-posting there in hopes of moving any further mirror
> discussions off of -devel.
> Personally, I think the mirror infrastructure in place is more than
> sufficient for releases and there's no need to complicate things with
> seeding torrents (full or partial) before the official release on the
> mirrors.
> Do people have problems with slow downloads just after a centos
> release?  I can say our mirrors have always had plenty of bandwidth to
> spare during a centos release.
> -Jeff
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