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Re: Using a CDN or some other mirror?

From: Hartmut Goebel
Subject: Re: Using a CDN or some other mirror?
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 10:44:13 +0100
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Hi Ludo,

Am 07.12.2018 um 15:05 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
> However, Guix is very different from these: on the build farm, we build
> several new store items per minute, and we aim to distribute them to our
> users. 
> […]  
> For Guix I think a caching proxy […] is a better 
> fit:

In this constellation an old-fashined "ftp" mirror does not work (since
we would need to convince the admins to change the setup, not just to
add another source) and the idea is void.

OTOH, maybe it's worth rethinking the premises. if some region has low
bandwidth if would still be better if one could fetch 90% of the
substitutes from nearby. Thus some daily or twice-a-day rsync would
help. It would also help if some day GuixSD gets some kind of "stable"
(and some "testing") branch and users might subscribe to this, which
would not have so many changes a day.

I'm now finishing this discussion, as it is up to you (the core team) to
decide. I just wanted to share the idea and arguments.

Hartmut Goebel

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