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Re: Parallel downloading of Cygwin packages
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 06:46, Andy Koppe <email@example.com> wrote:
> *splutter*. You obviously haven't seen setup.exe's source code, and
> you're forgetting that any such solution also needs to be integrated
> into the UI, most interestingly, the progress screen, which is
> currently designed for downloading one package at a time. Parallel
> downloading would be nice to have, but it's nowhere near the top of
> the list of potential setup.exe improvements.
> Meanwhile, you could always implement your scheme as a script that
> downloads into a local directory and installs from there.
It sounds like what some want is a bittorrent-like operation.
Could a load balancer running on cygwin.com perform this distribution
better than embedding the logic into setup.exe?
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