Not really sure where to post this. I am downloading the beta 3 right now and have downloaded the beta 2 previously. I have been downloading the torrent for a whole day and it looks like it will be another whole day before I have a completed ISO. I am wondering why you all aren't using zsynch for iso distribution. Zsync can be easily used to upgrade any Ubuntu derivative iso from the last iso to the new one. It's available in the Ubuntu repositories. Zsync compares the last release iso to the new one and downloads only the new bits and creates a verifiable iso that is identical to the original new iso in minutes. All you have to do is use the command zsyncmake in the directory of the new iso and it will in moments create a file with the same name and the iso.zsync extension. The zsynch file is then located on the server in the same folder as the new iso. The zsync file is only a few MB's. The end user downloads the zsynch file and places it in a folder with the old iso. Then from that directory commands zsynch "old iso" "zsync file" "address/new iso"
zsync -i linuxmcebeta2.iso linuxmcebeta3.iso.zsync -u http://address/linuxmcebeta3.iso
In minutes zsync figures the differences between the beta 2 and beta 3 iso's and downloads just the new bits, downloads them and recreates an exact copy of the new iso. The md5sums will be identical. zsync checks them at the beginning, all through the process on the fly and then again at the end of the process and produces a report. My main home distro is Klikit which is still in beta. We are using zsync for upgrading iso's from old to new with great success and less coasters overall. The downloads are a fraction of what they would be otherwise. Saving the end user many hours and the servers much bandwidth. Just an idea. It would be especially nice for those of us who a testing the beta's sequentially. Just a thought, thanks for your kind attention. Later... cos