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Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol

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Author tomjennings
Full name Tom Jennings
Date 2003-04-23 11:58:35 PDT
Message On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 08:03, Hunter Matthews wrote:

> You're committing to supporting any client changes on all releases?
>
> Thats a tall order. I'm not saying it can't be done, but thats not a
> small amount of work.

First, I believe I can make the required changes to the client in a
minimal way. We'll see of course. Second, BitTorrent support, umm,
accrues to RedHat's benefit, as demonstrated with the RH9 ISO release;
it does not subvert the centralization that RHN/entitlement requires,
since BitTorrent gets initial p2p coordination data from the server. I
am gambling somewhat on that; if it fails, I will have to maintain
changes to the client, or a split-off client. That's life in the fast
lane for you.


> The fairly unstated policy for current in the past has been the same as
> the IETF
>
> We believe in rough consensus and running code.

Absolutely, and why I did not write until *I* had running code. Talk is
cheap.

> So if you come up with some sane patches/changes to current, that don't
> increase John's or my maintenence duties, then it would probably go in.

That's all I was after. Thanks. (In the FidoNet days, we'd answer
complaints about missing features with: SEND CODE.)


> We don't ship a client, but again for sane changes we could add them to
> a contrib directory or something.

A major, key goal component is NO detectable changes in client
operation, and certainly no changes that would affect vanilla Current.
Backwards compatibility is critical.


Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.

tomj



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Current server and BitTorrent protocol tomjennings Tom Jennings 2003-04-21 12:39:23 PDT
     Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol jwbernin John Berninger 2003-04-21 16:44:38 PDT
         Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol tomjennings Tom Jennings 2003-04-22 16:15:22 PDT
             Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol hunterm Hunter Matthews 2003-04-23 08:03:28 PDT
                 Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol tomjennings Tom Jennings 2003-04-23 11:58:35 PDT
         Re: Current server and BitTorrent protocol tomjennings Tom Jennings 2003-04-22 16:17:55 PDT
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