[Haskell-cafe] Re: torrent for 6.8.1?

Cale Gibbard cgibbard at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 05:52:08 EST 2007

On 04/11/2007, Alex Tarkovsky <alextarkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> brad clawsie wrote:
> > do torrents exist for 6.8.1? my experience is that people will use
> > torrents if they are offered and they really do lift the pressure from
> > the origin domain (haskell.org)
> Er, you want to torrent a 7 MB file? ;) That would be a waste of effort
> and resources server-side, and a minor hassle client-side. Plus the file
> is so small it won't shave any significant load off the server,
> especially when nobody will bother to seed it. I'm sure most *nix users
> get GHC from their distribution's mirrors anyhow. Mirrors are really
> what you need. ;)

The binaries are ~47MiB apiece. I suspect that almost everyone on
Windows and Linux x86 will want the binaries too, since compiling GHC
tends to take a while. Anyway, it seems like haskell.org is becoming
more responsive now, but it would be something to keep in mind for the

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