* Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
How is SXEmacs handling hosting and mirrors?
For the arch repos, each developer takes responsibility for hosting
their own repos. I only ask that I be given read access, but where they
host is up to them. The mainline SXEmacs arch repo (mine) is hosted at
;. I also host
at the same place. downloads.sxemacs.org
you find release and snapshot tarballs.
Dreamhost is not a free service, but their fees are more than
reasonable and they are a "green" organisation. That, IMO, is
reason enough to give them a look.
Do you have your own network of mirrors?
Not that I'm aware of (believe it or not). SXEmacs has found its way
into the Gentoo ports thingy, and I've recently learned that SXEmacs
is in NetBSD's "WIP" ports tree.
Steve Youngs writes:
> Just wanted to let you know... I had an absolute horrendous time updating
> my packages yesterday. tux.org
really is total crap.
I'll pass on your complaints. They're in the process of
new hardware, but it's taking a long time due to the economy
... everybody seems to be doing the jobs that two people did 18 months
Erm, yeah, they've been "in the process" for quite a few years now. I
understand that tux.org
has been very good to the XEmacs project for
many many years, and that there is a fair degree of "loyalty" to break
through from the XEmacs side, but sinking ships and all that. If you
know what I mean.
> I had to curl the packages I wanted to update via HTTP to a
> directory and then use PUI to install from there.
You could of course extend PUI to do that for you ...
Actually, I think I will. We already have #'pui-bootstrap that uses
FFI/libcurl to leech EFS and xemacs-base. That wouldn't be too much
work to extend so that it alleviates the need for EFS completely for
PUI. That, in turn, would remove the restriction of FTP being the only
transport available for packages. Am I making you jealous yet? :-)
> Please please please, find a better place to host the packages.
I don't have time for that personally.
Well, I've given you one suggestion.
> Oh, I did try the Australian mirrors... one doesn't exist,
> other is out of date.
I'll ping Adrian, but he's not been terribly active lately.
not in a position to follow up, I'll see what I can do about verifying
that doesn't exist anymore. Dunno what happened
to them (planetmirror.com
). They used to host ftp.sxemacs.org
and I was
never informed of anything.
 I've been incredibly lucky in that one of my team (Nelson Ferreira)
has donated part of his personal storage and bandwidth on Dreamhost
to the SXEmacs project.
 Less than 10 bucks/month.
 Thanks to Horst Burkhardt.
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