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Re: [trinity-devel] TDE R14.0.0 release delay

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:19:00 -0600
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> On Wednesday 17 of December 2014 02:32:29 Darrell wrote:
>> > Give it a couple weeks to mirror.  Right now we are having some issues
>> > with our primary mirror (see the threads by Mike Bird on this list),
>> and
>> > the financial state of the project cannot support a high bandwidth to
>> > upload them faster.
>>
>> Weeks?!?
>>
>> > Sorry about the delay; I wish I could improve the speed but external
>> > factors impose constraints as always. :-)
>>
>> I would have thought minimal QA was to ensure all mirrors were ready
>> before
>> pushing the official announcement. Carts and horses and all that.
>>
>> Darrell
>>
>
> I recall that when we release TDE v3.5.13.2, we waited for synchronizing
> of
> mirrors for about a month.
>
> --
> Slávek

Correct; to avoid that for R14 I had changed two things:
1.) I started synchronizing large packages that would not change from the
RC to Final (such as the l18n files) weeks in advance of the final R14
builds.
2.) I created a new mirroring redirector that falls back to the master
server if a file is not present on the mirror system.  This allows us
(theoretically) to release even if the mirror synchronization is at, say,
98% complete instead of having to wait for 100% completion.

Unfortunately this still wasn't enough judging from the mailing lists. 
The issue in this cycle was our primary mirror re-downloading each file at
least twice, thereby wasting at least 50% of the TDE project's upload
bandwidth.  Needless to say I am working on replacing that mirror.

Tim
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