[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008; download sites and some answers

Guillaume Rischard macosx-tex at stereo.lu
Mon Sep 1 22:24:17 EDT 2008

On 1 Sep 2008, at 23:50, Richard Koch wrote:

> Re: download sites. Please wait for the CTAN multiplexer site to  
> become active. That should happen tomorrow or the next day. Last  
> year we gave out a few specific links for downloading; this caused  
> pandaemonium as servers became unresponsive to anyone. The Mac  
> community has very good relations with other developers in TUG, but  
> we need to be good citizens (particularly because many of the best  
> features in TeX Live were developed by people working on other  
> platforms).
> If we use the multiplexer site, then the people running CTAN have  
> control and know how to handle problems. It is all mysterious to me.


Would it be possible to make the package available over bittorrent  
before releasing it on the mirrors? That way the initial stampede  
could be avoided.

The iPhone unlocker community faced a similar "initial rush", and is,  
as I am typing this, using bittorrent to distribute their latest  
release before making it available over http: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/47951525/quickpwn-mac



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