Victor Chew wrote:
Sorry, I don't run ed2k client on my PC during to stability issues. I use to run eMule, [...]
Well, eMule is
an ed2k client too. Just like aMule, xMule, eDonkey2000, Lphant, etc. They're all ed2k clients for the ed2k network.
Victor Chew wrote:
BTW, there is a reason why I am not actively promoting the ready-made version of V4.0.1. That's because it will be easier for me to publish deltas against the original V4.0 image, instead of that and all subsequent minor releases, which is a pain.
Why don't I just update every mirror to V4.0.1 (or whatever latest minor release)? Well, it takes a lot of coordination and bandwidth to update the mirrors, which is why I try to avoid doing it. Since minor releases could potentially be very frequent, it is easier for me to publish new deltas instead of updating the mirrors for each minor release.
I understand you very well and I am not asking you to update any mirrors. The only thing I am asking you (apart from continuing your superb work
making UBCD and apart from providing the xdeltas
) is to publish the md5 of the UBCD iso file alongside the xdelta files of every new release. Doing that, every user can be sure that she has downloaded, by whatever means, the correct (unaltered) version.
Don't bother to update the mirrors and let the community do the work to spread the files. See, I am sharing ubcd401.iso on the ed2k net for less than a week now and just me, I already uploaded 3 GiB of it. Besides, I estimate 42 complete sources flying around there on the ed2k net.
There is no need to publish the md5 of the resulting iso file as it is already included in the xdelta file:
$ xdelta info ubcd401.xdelta
xdelta: version 1.1.3 found patch version 1.1 in ubcd401.xdelta (compressed)
xdelta: output name: ubcd401.iso
xdelta: output length: 121651200
xdelta: output md5: 6100c9990503bd6d4cf62437f07d479e
xdelta: patch from segments: 2
xdelta: MD5 Length Copies Used Seq? Name
xdelta: e1f2ec880c0dc2e962f2d7c3e58451e8 13348 283 13348 yes (patch data)
xdelta: 4330c7ce679f00963373a768837cf3a0 121651200 532 121637852 no ubcd40.iso