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Old 11-12-2014, 11:34 PM   #61
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some thoughts on an approach


I am thinking there needs to be a strategy to inform people about the various distro's like some history, some of the software developed using each particular distro, and also an overview of documentation available for each distro. If it is done by LQ then it needs to be done with good information included on the page about each distro. It should be very informative.

I would adivise a different approach than a list of distro's and then mirroring links.

Also only stable versions: gear it towards newbies and those who are ralatively new because there is already plenty out there for dev's and the like. If this is the case then I would hope LQ would be a repository rather than one that used links. I think it would be worth it and also then the disto's themselves could be checked for such things are cron jobs that go bump in the night.

It should be all about good value for new and intermediate users with security and provision of feedback in mind. so then more people involved the better because plenty of individual jobs for those involved: delegate the array of jobs to individual wanting to be involved. Well I expect that is already what is in mind for these pages so look forward to what transpires. Still need to know more...
 
Old 11-14-2014, 09:34 AM   #62
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I have read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5264412 and it's not clear if LQ builds their own ISO collection and they are just asking us to mirror that or what they are looking for is for people mirroring whichever distros they like and notifying LQ with some kind of procedure.

I might be willing to help but I need to allocate enough resources for the mirror in my servers and I need to know what exact kind of help is LQ needing from hosting providers.
We do not host any ISO's ourselves, nor would the volunteers here need to. The duties simply involve ensuring we have all the latest distributions, versions and existing official mirrors in the LQ ISO database.

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Old 11-15-2014, 08:55 AM   #63
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I am thinking there needs to be a strategy to inform people about the various distro's like some history, some of the software developed using each particular distro, and also an overview of documentation available for each distro. If it is done by LQ then it needs to be done with good information included on the page about each distro. It should be very informative.

I would adivise a different approach than a list of distro's and then mirroring links.
We're certainly open to adding additional information/functionality to LQ ISO based on feedback.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-15-2014, 11:37 PM   #64
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Dear Jeremy,
I have been reading a lot of these letters and am rather out of touch with some of it. What is meant by "add a mirror to an existing distro"? What is required of the volunteer?
Yours, Bob
 
Old 11-16-2014, 04:44 AM   #65
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Dear Jeremy,
I have been reading a lot of these letters and am rather out of touch with some of it. What is meant by "add a mirror to an existing distro"? What is required of the volunteer?
Yours, Bob
Just guessing here but if you look at the list and follow to the links for downloading an ISO you get, on all that I have ever checked, a link to the distro home page. There are other places to get a lot of these distros other than the home page.

Debian, as an example, now has an Official Live ISO available. It, like their default non live install ISO doesn't include any software that doesn't meet the FSF definition of "free". The same team that puts out the official Live product also, on a separate site, offers a Live CD with the nonfree firmware and so forth.

There are good mirrors for a number of distros too. Some are faster than the home page download links.

I believe that is the sort of thing they are looking to add to the lists.

And it is a good idea.
 
Old 11-19-2014, 05:09 AM   #66
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Dear Jeremy,
I am interested in helping LQ.
Please inform me how to upload ISO to LQ using torrent,since internet connection it is often interrupted.
Please let me know how can I help?
Regards
 
Old 11-21-2014, 08:59 PM   #67
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Smile Yum repodata for Fedora in LQ?

Hello Jeremy:

Is there a Yum installer (rpm) for the repodata for LQ (in ref to Fedora?

If so, is it possible to download and add to Yumex (F20 x-86_64) or F21 soon to come?

If so, can you post a link as a sticky note?

Also, if LQ had a torrent server for its stuff, I might be able to help the swarm from Canada, but not to the scale you likely have in stock there!!

If it can be of help, can you email me a list of the torrents that need swarm help the most in Eastern Canada, the U.S. and Mexico?

(I speak English, French and Spanish, but my code page doesn't like most accented characters, especially if being backed up in FTP.)

Bruce from Canada :-)
 
Old 11-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #68
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Smile Idea for local group in area of poor internet service.

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Dear Jeremy,
I am interested in helping LQ.
Please inform me how to upload ISO to LQ using torrent,since internet connection it is often interrupted.
Please let me know how can I help?
Regards
Hello Kishor:

I will have to look at what state you are in. what Indian Language do you use & code page?

Your situation with interruptions in service reminds me of 2 people here who are running businesses from homes in remote areas.

If you are interested and have some others locally who might participate, and espacially if they are in WI-fi range of you the lot of you might do your area a nice favour with some of the shardware I am using. Can you send me a link oir 2 for some of the local computer equipment merchants (hopefully in English, French or Spanish?) so I can see if they would have the added hardware your group would need, and at what cost to your group.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 11:18 PM   #69
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Exclamation Pune to Mumbai by Satellite...

ReHi Kishor:

It looks to me that you are in a pretty populated area about 60 miles or so from that swank new airport in Mumbai!

However, Indoa is not Quebec which sits on top of enormous amounts of natural water power.

As a retired technician with electrical qualifications as well as electronics, I realize that electrical power stability in many countries is not what we take for granted here (except in major ice storms).

Internet data can be stored and retransmitted when conditions are more suitable, especially for short distances.

However electrical voltage brownouts and other distruptions can do a lot of expensive equipment damage fast.

Has anyone in your neighbourhood done power line disturbance logging?

If not what have you witnessed that would suggest disruptions, brown-outs, spikes, frequency shift brownouts, etc.?

Is the local power system taxed with a lot of inrush demands, such as come from any refrigeration compressor, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc.

Local voltage, current, and grounding arrangements: similar to Britsin and Australia; 240 V.A.C. 50 Hz. Each circuit one leg of a 3 phaase Y?

Or like North America: 120/240 Volt. 60 Hz. single phase with the center tap grounded?

Can you ask a local industrial electrician if you are not sure?

On a hot day, does the required temperature differential between outside and inside (at say 20 C inside) differ in excess of 20 degrees C?

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Hello Kishor:

I will have to look at what state you are in. what Indian Language do you use & code page?

Your situation with interruptions in service reminds me of 2 people here who are running businesses from homes in remote areas.

If you are interested and have some others locally who might participate, and espacially if they are in WI-fi range of you the lot of you might do your area a nice favour with some of the shardware I am using. Can you send me a link oir 2 for some of the local computer equipment merchants (hopefully in English, French or Spanish?) so I can see if they would have the added hardware your group would need, and at what cost to your group.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 06:38 AM   #70
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Intrnet Connection

Dear Bruce,
Thanks for reply.
I am having Broadband (Landline) which works fine.My Desktop PC and Broadband Modem work on Electrical Power Supply ( 220 V/60 hz).
My PC does not have a Battery Backup ( for continuing my work in case of Elecrrical Supply Failure).Sometimes Power is off for a short time.Whatever downloading is in progrss is stopped and I have to start downloading again.I used Torrent downloads,so that whatever is already downloaded is not lost.
This is required when downloading an ISO of a LInux Distro ,which is normally around 700 mb (minimum).
Regards
 
Old 12-03-2014, 12:48 AM   #71
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Interested in Work

Dear Sir,

I am interested in Working in Linux and I would like to contribute .

I am currently Testing Debian for Server deployment in Production.
Reagrds
Gauri Shankar Gound
Mumbai India
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #72
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I'm insterested to join for this. Lme know what to do.
 
Old 01-13-2015, 01:44 PM   #73
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Hello, I would love to help!
I have used linux for quite some time and i believe i can really help the linux community a bit further. I am working on my own linux distro right now and i would like to learn more about other distros. I worked with quite som interesting os's in my life (unfortunatly the ditros field on my public profile was to small to write them all down :'( )

Yours Truly, mrjenskay
 
Old 04-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #74
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Thanks for the interest. Some additional information:

Responsibilities for this duty would include adding new distros, new versions of existing distros, and mirrors to existing distros. We'd like to make sure that new distribution versions are added quickly when they come out, as that's when the demand is highest. We'd also like to increase the number of mirrors included for most of the existing entries. The job is one that is almost entirely self led, although we're happy to help with any questions you may have. While a huge amount of time is not required per week (1-2 hours would be plenty), we are looking for people who are interested in doing this for the foreseeable future. It takes a little while to get up to speed on how things should be done, so high turnover is not desirable. There is also some attention to detail required, as we want to avoid duplicates, errors, etc. In addition to helping keep things current, you'd also be able to have a considerable amount of input into the design and functionality of the site. If this still sounds like something you'd be interested in, please contact me via the Contact Form. From there we'll select interested members. LQ ISO has facilitated over 50 million Linux downloads and it's great to see the interest level here.

--jeremy
We're once again looking for a couple additional LQ ISO maintainers. If you're interested, please contact me offline. If new Linux releases are something that excites you, this is a great way to get involved.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-16-2015, 10:59 PM   #75
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Hey all. My hats also in the ring if still needed. I am not always the sharpest pencil in the bunch LOL but will help where I can.

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