Moving PopTray website to SourceForge

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Moving PopTray website to SourceForge

Post by Renier » Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:14 pm

I'm in the process of moving the PopTray website to SourceForge:
-- http://poptray.sourceforge.net/

What is the speed like on their server compared to my server?

I haven't decided yet whether to use their mirror sites and drop my own mirrors, yet. And I'm also not sure whether I will run the forum from the SF server.

My project URL on SourceForge is:
-- http://sourceforge.net/projects/poptray/
How's the download speed from there?

Any comments?

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Post by KY Dave » Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:01 pm

I think this will increase your exposure to the world's users.

Are you going to work strictly on Windows or will you be developing a Linux based PopTray also?

I know open source does not mean just Linux.
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Post by Renier » Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:06 pm

KY Dave wrote:Are you going to work strictly on Windows or will you be developing a Linux based PopTray also?
Only Windows version (for now).

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Post by nicolas » Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:37 am

Good idea!

It would be great to have a Linux version of PopTray compiled using Kylix!
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Post by ilNebbioso » Wed Mar 26, 2003 10:39 am

I agree that Sourceforce will increase your exposure, but I personally prefer YOUR web site... it makes everything more professional and not home-made with banners, links to others resources not so useful for the normal user and so on....

Regarding mirrors, I think you could also see for Download.com or others download websites, if actuals are not enough.

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Post by Renier » Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:28 pm

The site looks exactly the same:
http://poptray.sourceforge.net/
It's just hosted by SF now. This should be faster for US (and maybe Europe) users.

Download.com is no longer free. They want me to pay $79.

SF gives free mirrors (for open-source software) and auto-updating of all the mirrors. It's just easier to manage than having to upload to each of my own mirrors.

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Post by Curtz » Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:00 am

Who is funding SF then? Bandwidth etc. etc. on that scale is nothing close to affordable.

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Post by Renier » Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:38 pm

The OSDN (Open Source Development Network) is funding it (which in turn belongs to VA Software).

Check out the hardware that SourceForge uses:
http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_d ... group_id=1

For example: the mySQL and download servers:
SourceForge.net Site Database Servers (qty 2) »
quad 700 MHz Intel Xeon processors
4 GB of RAM
144 GB of usable disk (RAID5 protected)

SourceForge.net High Capacity Download Servers (qty 4) »
dual 800 MHz Intel Pentium III processors
2 GB of RAM
21 count of 73 GB disks (RAID5 protected)
A little bit more than the hardware I was using before...

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