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This page is to keep notes about enabling our users to download the latest version of Inkscape.
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== Current Situation ==
As of November 2014
Downloads of Inkscape are available via [https://inkscape.org/en/download/ inkscape.org].
The files are stored mostly on [http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/files/inkscape/ SourceForge] with development versions on Launchpad.
=== Problems ===
* Launchpad can only host Windows and source packages, Mac OSX is too large.
* Our website cannot handle download traffic.
* We have no mirrors, official or otherwise.
== What is needed ==
* Total diskspace: ~350MB [http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/files/inkscape/0.48.5/ SourceForge statistics]
* Download size: ~35MB (Windows EXE)
* Volume: 72000 downloads/week ==> 3 TB traffic ==> 5MB/s (40Mbits/s)
* When 0.91 released, expect to increase by an order of magnitude.
* Peak download: January 2011 33.1 TB/month (~10MB/s or ~80Mbits/s)
* Mostly Windows, Macs 20%.
== Options ==
* Bittorrent
** Unfamiliar to many
** Ubuntu successfully uses Bittorrent
* Free download servers
** [http://www.fastly.com/about/open-source/ Fastly]
** Digital Oceans?
** dl.free.fr
*** Stokage en ligne Illimité
*** Taille max. par fichier Web: 1Go / FTP: 10Go
*** Nombre de fichiers max. Illimité
*** Limite de téléchargement Illimité
*** Rétention minimale 30 jours sans téléchargement
*** Test download: [http://dl.free.fr/bnaqa6Q3t inkscape-0.91pre2-x64.msi]
* Our own server:
** Hosted by [http://afgral.org/ AFGRAL] (French Graphics Designers/pygmee)
***1x Intel® Xeon® E3 1220 v2
***16 Go DDR3 ECC
***2x 1 To SATA
***bandwidth up to 1 Gbit/s
***minimum bandwidth guaranted 150 Mbit/s
***  we could have 400 Mbit/s guaranted for twice the price (more expensive but easier to manage and would give us some possibilities later if downloads still increase)
***illimited traffic
*** the association is ready to help in any solution, but would prefer the files to be distributed by it's own download page (as actually done with sf...). Our goal is to make team of inkscape professional designer. We think hosting could also help us reach this goal if it is visible.
== Strategy ==
It's been four years since our last release... we really don't have a good idea of what to expect. We don't know what options will work. We can prepare ourselves by having multiple options and asking people to link to our download page and not directly to the downloads so we can add/remove options as needed.

Latest revision as of 06:36, 5 April 2015

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