Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Tuesday 2nd September 2003
Wednesday September 10th, 2003
The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting of Tuesday 2nd September 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.5, Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2, FTP, more user-friendly builds and the software patents demo.
>*FTP* > >- We need to set up a mirror network and/or FTP server > ourselves >- We should use 1.6 alpha as a bandwidth/load test for komodo alone - > help to judge >- What about bittorrent? P2P? Push builds there first?
I, for one, would strongly recommend bittorrent. With a well publisized tracker and a single seed of each binary, the downloaders can help each other download. Also, since many of the hard-core will keep their connections open, the load on the mozilla servers would be drastically reduced.
#7 Re: Bandwidth test...
Thursday September 11th, 2003 4:01 AM
Yep. Mandrake, for example, already uses BitTorrent as a commercial distribution mechanism. It'll be just the ticket. Remember to offer BitTorrent client downloads!
What about security? What prevents a hacker to push a fake exe or even the regular install with an added trojan?
#9 mozdev downloads
by johnlar <email@example.com>
Thursday September 11th, 2003 7:01 AM
I don't know if it does MD5 checking or not, but I do know that bittorrent gets atleast a CRC but most likly a full hash from the original server, and it gets many different peices from many differient clents. The d ifficulty of the"hacker" of creating a file to match an original CRC is tough but not impossible. The difficulty of him matching a hash, is practicly impossible. And the difficutly of insuring that someone gets his entire file and not just a peice of it is insanly difficult.
the only thing I think that should block 0.7 right now (that I know of) is the themes. Are we going to go with a skinVer based on Toolkit, ie tk0.1 ?
"It's possible there will be a repeat of the online demo at the end of September"
what's that about?
#3 Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo
by LinkTiger <LinkTiger@myrealbox.com>
Wednesday September 10th, 2003 8:32 PM
I think it has something to do with the European Patent crap. Are they going to shut the site down like other sites have done? Or have an 'intro' page that explains the issues at hand? I don't know.
#4 Re: Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo
Thursday September 11th, 2003 1:16 AM
> I think it has something to do with the European Patent crap
I hope you are using that word to describe the patents, rather than the protesting.
Yes, that's the issue. There is debate among staff as to what level of participation in the protest is appropriate.
#5 Re: Re: Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo
Thursday September 11th, 2003 1:36 AM
> There is debate among staff as to what level of participation in the protest is appropriate.
My opinion is that we should participate as much as we can in this important issue. We need to make our strong voice heard.
I am using the University of Tennessee mirror. One drawback of most of the mirrors is that they don't have nightly builds. Is there a way for Mozilla.org to add nightlies to the mirrors? Or is there no bandwidth problem for the main ftp site?