very large data files
thiago at kde.org
Fri Jul 11 16:23:27 BST 2008
Jason Harris wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> 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.
>Anyway, it sounds like there won't be a huge problem if I put up 32MB
>and 3GB files for download at kde.org.
Ah, ok, now I understand it. I had thought it was meant to be used by all
Anyways, I'd still recommend that you break it up on smaller files, even
if each chunk by itself is unusable. Some people are still in slow
BTW, kio_ftp supports resuming a download and I think our FTP server
supports that too. But we can't be sure for all mirrors.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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