Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri May 30 17:09:18 PDT 2008

On May 30, 2008, at 06:40, Rainer Müller wrote:

>>> People can start relying on the mirror and building it into port1.0
>> Done: http://trac.macports.org/attachment/ticket/15456/d.m.o.diff :-D
> Nice implementation. Patch works fine here!
> As you use port mirror for this task now, can we revert the  
> addition of
> port distfiles? Or should this still be considered useful?

Ooh, I overlooked that feature. That's kinda nice. Too bad it  
requires sudo... (IMHO it shouldn't, just like lint and livecheck  

> Another topic: Some time ago we had the idea to generate usage
> statistics by counting distfiles downloads from the macports distfiles
> mirror. If we still want to do this, we would have to add the macports
> distfiles mirror at the top of the list, so everybody tries that  
> first.
> But this would make this shiny new ping sort feature useless. What is
> more important for use? Probably faster downloads or pseudo usage
> statistics?

Why don't we keep the nice ping feature for now, since it hasn't even  
seen the light of day and closer/faster downloads has been requested  
more than once.

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