On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 10:04:00PM +0100, FRLinux wrote:
> At least for a few hours :
>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/25/fedora_stops_the_download_madness/>> That one will probably make Colm McCartaigh smile a little :)
Fedora / RedHat have easily the *worst* mirroring system going. They
don't have organised heirarchical distribution, and they have a chaotic
*incredibly* annoying high-traffic mailing list you're expected to join
so that you can hear about dozens of inane and irrelevant notices from
people you've never heard from on a daily basis.
But what's most annoying is that they are one of the few projects I've
ever interacted with that actually have paid employed staff responsible
for this mess. And they actually have *more* mirrors than the average
distro! The projects who do it with vastly less resources and only
volunteer time do a *much* better job.
Though it looks like they might be having some hardware problems, that's
O.k., rant over, but some day I'll go on about kernel.org and
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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