Community driven ubuntu-torrent

Bug #423919 reported by TM8471 on 2009-09-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have an internet flatrate (16.000 kBit/s) and would like to support the ubuntu community when new Ubuntu releases are offered.

I would like to suggest to implement Ubuntu torrents into the Ubuntu system. Ubuntu updates should be made by Bittorrent. After the download I would like to offer the Ubuntu files to the community by Bittorrent.

You should implement such Bittorrent feature, especially for free software. Every time a new Ubuntu release comes out, the Ubuntu system should ask the user if the user would like to support Ubuntu by offering the updates via Bittorrent to other Ubuntu users.

The User should be able to decide, whether it wants to limit upload speed, or offer the updated files only for a limited time (e.g. 30 days), or online for limited upload volume (e.g. 10 x the download size, or 4 GB upload volume), etc.

TM8471 (p-maier-lutz) on 2009-09-03
description: updated
tags: added: bittorrent gnome
description: updated
description: updated
arky (arky) wrote :

You mean like debtorrent ?

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Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
TM8471 (p-maier-lutz) wrote :

Yes, like debtorrent.

You set the status to "incomplete".
What do you expect? I can only give ideas what kind of enhancements would be useful in Ubuntu. Im only an ordinary user, not a programmer or a software designer!

What do you expect? A mockup?

arky (arky) wrote :

Perhaps you should publish your idea at Ubuntu Brainstorm.

TM8471 (p-maier-lutz) wrote :

Ok, you are right!
I'll do that. Thanks for the hint!

TM8471 (p-maier-lutz) wrote :

Hi arky,

I found in "brainstorm" the according thread. I added my idea and voted on it.

Here is the link:

TM8471 (p-maier-lutz) on 2009-09-06
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Luke Faraone (lfaraone) on 2009-10-07
Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: ubuntu → update-manager (Ubuntu)
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