[tex-live] ARRRGGGGGGG: premature german texlive announcement
rainer at dante.de
Tue Jul 10 13:35:18 CEST 2012
> Very sorry, Rainer, for troubling you. I hope this won't cause a slashdot
> effect. In fact, I wrote the article a few weeks ago, and it was my mistake,
> including the link to my preferred site instead of the mirror.ctan.org
> address then.
The extra traffic for the CTAN master nodes caused by new releases of MikTeX,
MacTeX, and TeXLive has been and continues to be a major problem for us.
I'm not sure that you understand the problem: it is not the load of the systems,
it is the increase in network traffic, and the costs thereof. Until two years
ago, Dante had to pay for every gigabyte in excess of the allotted contingent.
This is no longer the case, but traffic is far from unlimited.
> I have just asked the technical editor at Heise to be so kind as to change
> the URL. I've cc'ed you.
> OTOH, it seems that the said notice is the only one outside the TeX
> blogosphere from an IT news wire about the release. It is getting ever harder
> to get TL into the news these days. We have to be grateful to Heise for their
> continuing interest in TL since 2008.
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