[Project_owners] BitTorrent Project

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Sat Nov 8 11:02:45 EST 2003


Robert J. Accettura wrote:

> For anyone looking for a project ;-)
>
> I'm curious about if it's possible to create a BitTorrent client 
> extension for Mozilla/Firebird.... think about it:
>
> -  Many torrents already exist.  Popular for large downloads
> -  Mozilla.org is investigating using torrents for Mozilla releases
> -  Could even perform auto-update of Firebird through it in the future
>
> Could integrate it to appear as a regular download (in the download 
> manager).
>
> Written in Python, and open source.(MIT license)
>
> Docs:
> http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/protocol.html
>
> Source:
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/bittorrent/
>
>
> Anyway, just wondering if anyone with some good mozilla experience was 
> looking for a new project.  Would be pretty cool IMHO.  I'm far from 
> that level of experience.
>
> Anyway, just a thought.

Great idea. A related, but totally different idea:
What about serving torrent files for all the .mozdev.org downloads?
This may end up being easier than the mirror system, and has proven to 
be a good way of reducing bandwidth...
David




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