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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Download stats and p2
- From: David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:01:49 -0400
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> ... eclipse.org becomes a single point of failure for all downloads ...
Need you say more? I think our whole download/update/distribution system
has way too many points of failure already, and is a frequent point of
complaint, bugs, and dissatisfaction with general community, and can not
bare yet another weak link.
It might be interesting to experiment with ... for next release! But
please don't make such a drastic change in the final days of this cycle.
It is way to risky.
Also, it sounds like it would require more work from each project, and I
can not commit WTP to that extra work, at this point.
Or, maybe you are talking about next release ... if so, then never mind.
Thanks for being public about the discussion.
I think it would help to be clearer on what problem is attempting to be
solved, and possibly coming up with other, completely different solutions.
For example, "legal requirements for export restrictions" would be one
thing (and pretty sure that's not the reason). I could imagine many
reasons why "Inability to accurately track downloads is a huge concern for
the Eclipse Board." but maybe best just to hear why that's suddenly a
concern. It has been that way a very long time. Even with the download.php
file system, the numbers are approximate. If very accurate counts are
required, I think the solution is to do away with the mirroring system,
and "the board" agree to pay for a big server farm where we could analyze
the logs all we want.