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Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:52:42 +0100
On Monday 05 October 2015 12:16:16 Gene Heskett wrote:
> I for one am pretty happy with TDE,  and if Timothy had a paypal account
> for donations, I would feel that an annual donation is a reasonable way
> to help compensate Timothy, or Zack or both meet maintenance expenses.
>
> The operative word here is TANSTAAFL.  And I dislike wearing the leech
> label, which I am being right now as far as TDE is concerned.  So within
> reason as a single user, a fee donation request via paypal sure seems
> like a suitable way to help. $10/mo I could afford. I have no clue how
> many users there are, but if half of those pleased kicked in annually,
> fresh hardware money should be sitting there drawing meager interest
> till needed.
>
> Your calls, both of you.  Speak up.

I do give to the project via Paypal whenever there is a request and an offered 
link. Probably not enough, but nothing is.  Your idea is a good one. 

It can help solve the hardware.  But it doesn't solve the US weather.   The 
website could do with being somewhere more reliable.

I was on a severely delayed train recently with a chap who lives in Silicone 
Valley but has previously lived outside the USA.  We chatted.  He said that 
the reliability of his access to the Internet would make those of us who 
complain here weep.  He said that near Google isn't bad because they see to 
it, but even there it isn't great. 

If this is to be genuinely world-wide it needs to be reliable.  Like Slávek's.  
Perhaps we need to get it hosted in Norway or South Korea!

Lisi


> > On 5 October 2015 at 19:39, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
> > > On Monday 05 October 2015 07:30:10 Felix Miata wrote:
> > > > This sort of begs the question: why isn't TDE mirrored in the
> > > > places
> > >
> > > where
> > >
> > > > we get our distributions and updates, major mirrors like
> > > > kernel.org or gwdg.de or the various universities providing
> > > > mirroring service? What
> > >
> > > would
> > >
> > > > it take to make it happen?
> > >
> > > Better phrased than my question, but much the same.  What can we do
> > > to help sort this out?  czer.cz works brilliantly and reliably.  Can
> > > we not get something similar for the rest of the repos?  I had
> > > thought already of man.ac.uk and ox.ac.uk, both of whom give very
> > > good Debian mirrors.  And I could ask port.ac.uk, as it is local.
> > > Anyone any suggestions as to how to go
> > > about it?  Or whom else to approach?
> > >
> > > Lisi
> > >
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> Cheers, Gene Heskett