Version 0.17.8

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Re: Version 0.17.8

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wahming wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Jake.Yde wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Eiermann wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:21 am
luc wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Wouldn't it make a lot of sense to distribute the files as torrents?
Delivering the downloads with a CDN would be better / easier. Torrents have an negative image and some hosters for dedicated servers block traffic on specific ports unless you ask them to open the firewall for your ip-adress. Since factorio is hosting his servers in the aws-cloud it would be easier for everyone to just configure a cloudfront service.
Poppycock, Blizzard has used torrent patching for a long time now on some of its major releases. It has the uncanny ability to free up resources on file distribution and share the burden among its playerbase. The whole process can become exceedingly fast.
You're comparing a pure torrent exe/zip download vs an integrated launcher. The first is simple to implement, but has many downsides. The second is advantageous, but requires precious development effort.
You made the claim twice that torrents have negative connotations and downsides yet you haven't provided anything to support this. How is this any more disadvantageous than distributing a zip/exe over a website download as is already being done?

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Re: Version 0.17.8

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I always use torrents because they are more reliable because of the automatic Merkle tree verification. For instance, with LibreOffice.

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Sander_Bouwhuis wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
I always use torrents because they are more reliable because of the automatic Merkel tree verification. For instance, with LibreOffice.
Danke Merkel.
Probably German auto correction :)
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steinio wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Sander_Bouwhuis wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
I always use torrents because they are more reliable because of the automatic Merkel tree verification. For instance, with LibreOffice.
Danke Merkel.
Probably German auto correction :)
Though, the name Sander Bouwhuis sounds Dutch 🤔

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Ha ha ha. Yes, with the Europe/Brexit and female leaders in mind I accidentally typed Merkel's name instead of Merkle.

And, indeed, I'm Dutch (from Holland to be precise).

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Sander_Bouwhuis wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:22 am
And, indeed, I'm Dutch (from Holland to be precise).
Awesome, me too! :D

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