Intelligent Download manager service for the Ports Collection
The current ports infrastructure uses fetch to get distfiles. There are some drawbacks to this approach like picking the target site, duplicate downloads etc. This new design overcomes these drawbacks.
Ports collection, as of now, simply uses fetch(1) to download distfiles. There are a few drawback to this approach:
- Duplicate downloads
- Picking a mirror to download is a problem
- Cannot cap download speed or number of connections
The requirements are clearly put down on the ideas page at https://wiki.freebsd.org/IdeasPage/IDMS. This project aims to fulfill those requirements.
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