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Re: [Ticket#12012113400388534] Add another Linux distro to mirror

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:30:21 +0100

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:01:29 +0000
opensource <opensource_at_yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> We need some information like:
> - total size of data, which we will host in that way

Currently the full master mirror is 61.2G. That includes releases since
v1.8 which are no longer maintained. http hosting is good enough and
rsyncing it regularily (every hour or every 2-3 hours should be ok)

> - release cycle of your distro

We have "edge" as rolling release. Every 6 months we do stable releases
from edge which we maintain for 1 - 1.5 years.

> - how often changes are coming to your repo

Normally there are multiple changes in edge repo every day.

> - some information about popularity of your distro.

We are listed as number #78 on distro watch. I don't have
any exact numbers of downloads. Maybe someone in infra team has?

> - information about your community

We are ~30+ in the Freenode IRC channels (#alpine-devel and
#alpine-linux).

> - some plans about distro's future (for example, what will happen if
> personally you will stop to develop it)

Since we are 5+ active developers I suppose someone else will take over
if I personally quit.

> - some other interesting information

The mayor difference between Alpine Linux and other distributions is
that it uses uClibc and busybox as the userland utils rather than the
traditional GNU tools which makes the base install significantly
smaller.

> Also we need rsync credentials, which we can use as upstream.

Someone from infra team please?

>
> >
> >
> > Dear Yandex Mirror Team,
> > Thanks for coming back. To our earlier email exchange on adding
> > Alpine Linux to the list of the mirrored distributions, I would
> > like to introduce you to Natanael who created and lead the Alpine
> > distribution.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Misha.
> >
> > 2012/1/24 opensource <opensource_at_yandex-team.ru>
> >
> > > Здравствуйте.
> > >
> > > Мы добавляем дистрибутивы только по просьбе их создателей. Для
> > > добавления дистрибутива нам необходимо некоторое взаимодействие с
> > > разработчиками, некоторая информация, которую мы не можем
> > > получить от пользователей.
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Привет !
> > > > Есть ли возможность добавить Alpine Linux в список mirrors ?
> > > > http://nl.alpinelinux.org/alpine/ или хотябы
> > > > http://nl.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v2.3/ и
> > > > http://nl.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge
> > > > Заранее спасибо.
> > >
Received on Fri Jan 27 2012 - 15:30:21 GMT