[Sugar-devel] 883 on XO1

Richard A. Smith richard at laptop.org
Sun Jan 8 14:01:55 EST 2012

On 01/06/2012 03:46 AM, Alec Muffett wrote:
> At the risk of sounding perverse you could do block-level repair on
> this by having someone put the same file up for Bittorrent somewhere,
> and David could start the torrent, pause his "repeat" download,
> install a copy of previously-downloaded file, restart his Bittorrent
> client and have it download/repair the corrupted blocks for fairly
> small bandwidth consumption.

Having builds available via bittorrent or some other p2p tool would be 
very useful when the dev team in in China.  Bandwidth at the factory is 
limited on per IP basis.  If the builds were available via p2p with 
swarming then the team could peer each other and we all would download 
chunks in parallel.   We do this sometimes manually now by cutting up 
the file into chunks and each of us download a chunk.

I started to do this one trip but got stuck trying to find a text mode 
bittorrent server that you could work with via ssh and then get it 
working. I'm only a casual bittorrent user.

Richard A. Smith  <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop per Child

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