[ros-users] New Mirroring method for API docs

G.A. vd. Hoorn - 3ME g.a.vanderhoorn at tudelft.nl
Thu May 1 08:31:03 UTC 2014

On 1-5-2014 10:15, Tully Foote wrote:
> HI,

Hi Tully,

> As a quick update on the mirroring we have several new mirrors listed. I
> have recently cleared listed mirrors which were out of date by more than a
> year. There are four mirrors fully functional.  Two (Japan and Sao Paulo)
> appear to be up to date but is not reporting correctly. (Documentation of
> how to fix this at:
> http://wiki.ros.org/Mirrors#Make_timestamp_available_to_the_ros_wiki)
> There are several more mirrors listed which have not been updated, however
> they do not have listed contact information. (Freiburg, Barcelona,
> Philadelphia, Austin)  If you are the maintainer please add your contact
> info to the wiki page and look at updating the syncronization method.
> We'd like to clean up the systems so that all the listed mirrors will have
> status reporting for easier visibility to users.

Is a similar mechanism planned for the package mirrors?

> Tully


> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Tully Foote<tfoote at osrfoundation.org>wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> As predicted in my previous email we have now also upgraded the wiki dump
>> to use rsync.  The new instructions are available at:
>> http://wiki.ros.org/Mirrors
>> An incremental update can be done now in less than a minute.
>> Tully
>> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM, Tully Foote<tfoote at osrfoundation.org>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This is a message to maintainers of ROS mirrors. We have updated the
>>> infrastructure to support mirroring of the API documentation from a tarball
>>> download to an rsync invoction.  The new method takes significantly less
>>> bandwidth, processing, and diskspace to maintain the mirrors.
>>> The updated instructions have been posted on the wiki
>>> http://wiki.ros.org/Mirrors You will need to replace the download and
>>> unpack command with a single rsync command.
>>> Due to the improved performance for both the source and downstream
>>> mirrors I expect to switch the main wiki mirror over as well in the near
>>> future.  I will send a follow up message about that too.
>>> Tully
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