very large data files

Jason Harris kstars at
Fri Jul 11 15:57:14 BST 2008


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> But you shouldn't be asking how big a file is for serving from our
> servers. You should be asking how big a download can be before it's not
> acceptable for users.
> I'd say 75 MB is at the limit already. Bigger than that and people will
> not download it. You'd have to provide it in smaller chunks, to be
> downloaded as needed.
This wouldn't be a required download, but an extra add-on.  So only
the people who wanted more than 100,000 stars would download it.
Hence GHNS.

Anyway, it sounds like there won't be a huge problem if I put up 32MB
and 3GB files for download at


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