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mozdev Seeking Mirrors

Tuesday January 20th, 2004

Brian King writes: "Due to increased project numbers, increased traffic and the fact that we had to stop using some existing mirrors, mozdev.org is seeking some volunteer hosting in the form of mirrors.

"The two main load areas that we need help with are file downloads (http://downloads.mozdev.org/) and the CVS respository. For more information on what is needed, please look at http://mirrors.mozdev.org/how-to-mirror.html."


#1 why more mirrors are needed

by alanjstr

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 7:21 PM

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One of the problems was that someone was mirroring a mirror using http, not rsync. The person doing this is unknown. Attempts to use mod-throttle did not work successfully.

From the usage reports <http://extensionroom.mozdev.org> and <http://themes.mozdev.org> have also really taken off.

#2 10GB

by jedbro

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 9:02 PM

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Isn't this a little steep for someone to consider offerring a FREE service as a mirror?

Not to be negative, but I was expecting something like 2-5 GB max.

#4 Re: 10Gb

by cdn

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 4:28 AM

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Growth ?

Relative cost of hard drives now - i.e. you cannot buy a new 10Gb afaik, everything is more Gb for your currency unit

#3 download versus installation

by bugs4hj <bugs4hj@netscape.net>

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 2:27 AM

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Take a look at this: <http://www.mozdev.org/logs/top50.html>

People should download instead of install (mostly themes) from modev.org There's really no need to install a new theme after each and every new mozilla installation.

#5 Re: download versus installation

by mlefevre

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 5:25 AM

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Actually there is a need to install your preferred theme after each and every Mozilla installation, if you're doing things the recommended way. There's no need to install it from mozdev, unless the version you had is incompatible with your new mozilla version.

If you give people an easy option, and give them a harder option (downloading and install from the saved version) which isn't explained, people are obviously going to go for the easy option. To get people to download instead, it needs to be obvious how to install from the download, and the site needs to encourage them to do it that way.

#6 Re: Re: download versus installation

by bugs4hj <bugs4hj@netscape.net>

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 9:24 AM

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"Actually there is a need to install your preferred theme after each and every Mozilla installation, if you're doing things the recommended way."

Are you referring to a new profile? You can't really expect people to use a new profile time after time, because they keep losing their passwords etc.

"If you give people an easy option, and give them a harder option...."

I agree, and that might help everyone at the end.

#7 sourceforge? (NT)

by neilparks1

Thursday January 22nd, 2004 2:01 PM

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