Migrating away from Sourceforge

Scott Ritchie scottritchie at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 4 17:27:03 CDT 2015

Perhaps even better, you can use Google Cloud Storage to do the same thing,
and just put a gsutil upload line somewhere in the standard release script
Alexandre runs.  One time setup there is basically making an account.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Scott Ritchie <scottritchie at ubuntu.com>

> Do cloud providers like Amazon S3 count as a CDN here?  It's very low
> barrier to entry, just make an account.  As far as automation goes, you
> could just mirror whatever ftp structure you were going to build into s3
> with something like s3fs.
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 1:17 PM, Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com>
> wrote:
>> > The hardware can handle it just fine. The problem comes down to
>> > bandwidth. The server is on the same pipe as the CodeWeavers server. If
>> > it starts to cut into our cap, it can make the staff (marketing in
>> > particular) grumpy.
>> I'm pretty sure we pay for more bandwidth than we use, and can probably
>> just absorb this.
>> Our colo provider keeps getting bought, and Newman and I are terrible at
>> using the console, because they keep changing it.  But in theory, he or
>> I should be able to easily see how much bandwidth we're using, and if
>> the 52k downloads would make any difference :-/.
>> Jer, I nominate you to read the numbers.  I need the 95% figure.  I'll
>> do the yucky work of finding our contract to see what our cap is, so we
>> both get an annoying chore out of it :-/.
>> >
>> > A better solution would be to setup a mirrored CDN. The CDN could mirror
>> > the http://ftp.winehq.org/ file structure. CodeWeavers uses CDNetworks
>> > for our CDN and have been pretty happy with them.
>> I haven't found a CDN with a low barrier to entry.  That is, I'm not
>> aware of one we could spend $50/month with to host this stuff.
>> Of course, I haven't explored this space in a long time, so if someone
>> is aware of a CDN with good pricing, let me know.  (We probably could
>> save some money over what we're spending now.)
>> We do have a legal organization, so we could enter a contract directly
>> as the Wine project (well, as the Conservancy, but Conservancy on behalf
>> of Wine).
>> As a fallback option, our CDN contract does have plenty of headroom, so
>> I'm certain we could host these files on media.codeweavers.com without
>> any trouble.
>> Cheers,
>> Jeremy
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