On 5 January 2012 14:32, Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 12:17 -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> <snip>Hi Lisi,
>> The transfer is taking a lot longer than I anticipated.  The 403 error
>> is
>> due to an incomplete file transfer (in progress), so the public read
>> permissions flag has not yet been set for that file.
>> I am working with the mirror maintainer to get one full copy of the TDE
>> archives on his high speed mirror, then I will let the other mirrors
>> initialize from that high speed mirror.
>> I apologize for the delay; TDE has been operating on a shoestring budget
>> for the past several months due to a lack of donations and I cannot
>> increase the project's upload bandwidth, even temporarily, as a result.
> <snip>
> May we ask what the monthly commitment would be for acceptable
> bandwidth? Thanks - John

When the mirror system is running the current bandwidth is perfectly fine
as far as I can tell.  This would be more of a one-shot deal to increase
bandwidth during the reinitialization of the mirror system.

I am exploring other avenues to get the initial data over to the high
speed mirror at the moment.  I just wanted to give a truthful explaination
for the apparent tardiness of the mirror repair. :-)


In regard to donations,

Some projects, for example Ardour the audio production program have monthly donations. On top of that they have monthly goals to meet. this enables users to pledge X amount per month without having to worry about remembering, and it helps users band together and help development

While ardour is a much larger project - but I wonder if the same tactic could be applied. After all Trinity has extremely loyal users who have been sticking onto kde3.5 for years.