Supported by Azureus, among others. We already have an extensive
HTTP/FTP mirror system to leverage.
I've noticed, after the initial release rush, torrents end up being
quite a bit slower than just downloading from a mirror. Especially on a
less popular arch. (cough ppc cough...) In the past I've just stopped
the torrent, downloaded the iso from a mirror, then restarted the
torrent to help seed.
It would be nice to just have this happen automagically.
That's how Metalink works with clients that also support P2P networks.
GetRight supports this w/ metalink, hopefully KGet will eventually
along with aria2. Phex also supports it over gnutella. (Sorry for the
On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 03:40:59PM -0400, Anthony Bryan wrote:
> >On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 07:51:20PM +0200, Ruben Kerkhof wrote:
> Have you had a chance to look over Ruben's additions? Any feedback? He
> said he re-licensed it to line up w/ mirrormanager. Any ideas/comments
> for features in Metalink that could be of use to Fedora?
Yes, I took a quick look; I'll be able to do something with this, but
not for the next 4 weeks, as I'm out of the office moving houses and
on vacation, then catching up on real work. :-)
checking in after 10 wks :) Will what Ruben submitted be usable?
a few more metalink apps have been released. Free Download Manager
(Win) has been released under GPL3.
DownThemAll 1.0b2 firefox extension is out, and displays more of the
info contained in a metalink to the person downloading, like a how
many mirrors are listed, logo,
description, version, os/arch, and other stuff that could be useful.
here are some screenshots the DTA team put up:
there's also Celerius, a GTK python downloader in progress at
if anyone wants to help out.
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