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. :-)

Tim

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.

Calvin