[Mageia-dev] Proposal for Mageia: implement bitorrent protocol to allow updates download

Per Øyvind Karlsen peroyvind at mandriva.org
Tue Jan 11 23:44:01 CET 2011

2011/1/11 Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it>:
> hi all,
> i have one question (maybe it can be a proposal): is it possible to implement
> the torrent protocol to faster download the updates of the distro?
I worked on the EDOS WP4 research project, for my bachelor degree,
which revolved around this.

While an actual feasible real world implementation of the server nor
integration with our tools on client side weren't within the scope for
the project to deliver,
prototype implementations were developed in Java and a lot of research
data were produced.

For those who have interest in this field, you can find out more about
the project at:


Per Øyvind

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