|[eclipse.org-committers] Quick update - Update Sites, Large Files|
In this issue: 1. More bandwidth! 2. Running an Update Site 3. Howto: Large files on the webserver 1. More bandwidth!We've added 10 Mbps to our permanent bandwidth. We are no longer under constant saturation.
You can use https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=109406 to comment on the speed of our site
2. Running an Update SiteProjects hosting an Update Site should start using mirrors by adding the <site mirrorsURL /> tag to their site.xml
Please read bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=99412#c8 to see how this can be done.
3. Howto: Large files on the webserverA few folks have asked me about hosting large files on their CVS-enabled website. Here are some guidelines (these are also outlined in Committer Tools/How Do I?)
My definition of a large file: - Files smaller than 400K are always small. Do as you please.- Files 400K - 1M are small if you don't change them often, otherwise they are large
- Files 1M+ are large- Small files should be hosted in your CVS-enabled website on www.eclipse.org - Large files should be hosted in the downloads area, so we can offload bandwidth to mirrors - this includes screencasts, demos, PDF's, zips, etc.
If you want to link to a file in the downloads area, but you don't want to burden the users by forcing them to pick a mirror, add the &r=1 parameter to the URL when using the Find A Mirror script. A random mirror will be transparently picked. When I get some time I'll modify the Find A Mirror script to be more intelligent in its mirror selection rather than just pick at random.
Thanks for your usual co-operation! Denis -- Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx Questions? Consult the FAQ at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/faq.html View my status at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/main.html
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