Push-mirror system for fast distribution
Submitted by bernhard
Assigned to The GIMP web bugs mail alias
At the moment, developers have to wait 24 h after releasing a GIMP version until the tarball is distributed to all mirrors. In this time, GIMP is available, but no announcements are made because not all mirrors may have the file.
Beside the possibility to announce even with one mirror (the main site), there's a solution used by Debian that uses ssh-triggered push mirroring. Details can be found here: http://www.debian.org/mirror/push_server
It would allow the release team to have the tarball available on all mirrors within minutes and so announce new GIMP versions immediately after the tarball is available.