Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

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bananachokolate
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Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby bananachokolate » Sun May 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Hi all,
Noticed download speed wasn't very good, only ~350 kbyte/s. What about adding the option of downloading FreeCAD via BitTorrent?
Joyas
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby Joyas » Sun May 13, 2018 4:30 pm

And eMule, making an eLink is not difficult and it test the Sha1 & MD5 integrity of the file.
I prefer JavaScript, I don't like Python indentation.
bananachokolate
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby bananachokolate » Sun May 13, 2018 4:59 pm

BitTorrent does a checksum-check for every pice. Why not distribute via both eMule and BitTorrent?
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NormandC
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby NormandC » Sun May 13, 2018 6:15 pm

I specifically told you to ask a moderator to move your existing topic in Open discussion. Not to create an identical one!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby Joyas » Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 pm

bananachokolate wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:59 pm
BitTorrent does a checksum-check for every pice. Why not distribute via both eMule and BitTorrent?
Of course, that was my idea. :)
I prefer JavaScript, I don't like Python indentation.
bananachokolate
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby bananachokolate » Mon May 14, 2018 5:16 am

NormandC wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:15 pm
I specifically told you to ask a moderator to move your existing topic in Open discussion. Not to create an identical one!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
Yes you did. Something went wrong. Every time I sent a PM to the moderator it ended up in my outbox insted of being sent. That's why I went with creating a new topic myself.
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby chrisb » Mon May 14, 2018 6:25 am

bananachokolate wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 5:16 am
Something went wrong. Every time I sent a PM to the moderator it ended up in my outbox instead of being sent. That's why I went with creating a new topic myself.
The messages stay in the outbox until the recipient has opened them. I was off for a day and didn't react to your request.
bananachokolate
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby bananachokolate » Tue May 15, 2018 3:22 pm

The messages stay in the outbox until the recipient has opened them. I was off for a day and didn't react to your request.
That explains it. Thanks for clearing that up!

On topic: Apart from gaining file transfer speed when using modern file distribution methods, what are the drawbacks? Any ideas on why not to go p2p?
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby triplus » Wed May 16, 2018 5:36 am

bananachokolate wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Any ideas on why not to go p2p?
In general (without thinking about details) somebody would have to do it (and after maintain it).
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Re: Distributing FreeCAD via BitTorrent

Postby bananachokolate » Wed May 16, 2018 4:43 pm

triplus wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:36 am
...somebody would have to do it (and after maintain it).
In order to increase redundancy, perhaps there could be a small community-powered team that makes sure the latest p2p-version agrees with the latest www-version?