[ZWeb] FYI: Readying the "Zope Download Center"

Paul Everitt paul@eurozope.org
Sun, 12 Jan 2003 10:02:50 +0100

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> >   o Eliminate single point of failure
>>This would be great. Many, many moons ago I started a proposal on this: 
>>http://dev.zope.org//Wikis/DevSite/Proposals/ZopeSoftwareMirror when the 
>>single point of failure was the biggest issue.
>>Good stuff, if I can help, let me know.
> Have you read my general mirroring proposal?  The help we need right
> now would concern the architecture, design and implementation of the
> system I propose there.  It shouldn't be much code, since the essence
> of mirroring can be done using rsync or ftpmirror.py, but we need
> tools to find downloadable bits, and to collate download stats.

Sure, though given the history of such efforts, I don't think we should 
wait for new software before fixing this problem.  We've talked for over 
two years about writing software to collect download stats, even before 
spreading download across multiple sites!

The SF-based Download Center will be a step forward.  Improving a 
Zope-based download, based on new software and a new mirror network, is 
also a good idea.

> It would be best to coordinate with Sidnei, who's doing a
> "downloadable product" for NZO.

Actually I wrote the original one, so I have a rough idea what it does. 
  One of the continuing problems: everyone says counters shouldn't be 
done inside the ZODB (though getting a clear answer on this isn't easy).

I'll reply to your note from yesterday after this one...