Kind of annoying when I wanted to expand something with mingw, and all their download mirrors are… sourceforge. Â And since I finally got around to putting Cockatrice on git but where did I put it? sourceforge.
Seems everyone has a good outage from time to time. Â What to do? Â Trust more of the cloud?
On Saturday 11AM BST the pages and downloads are back online!
Well yes. Oddly enough Github who runs all over AWS seems to never have outages will do. You can move your local storage to a Github account.
Regarding your MinGW problems, they should let you download something locally. Of course according to that Twtter status screen as of several minutes ago, there’s no update indicated. So…. there you go.
my only concern is sourceforge has been around since the 90s and has (well up until now) staying power. So many of these new fangled things open to a lot of noise, and shut for no apparent reason leaving everything in the lurch.
Interesting link right here… Apparently it was backended on EMC VNX’s which to call them temperamental and prone to destroying data would be an understatement.
Now they are saying they run CentOS, and use Ceph for storage. Guess at least there will be some disclosure on how the setup stuff.
You didn’t hear about SourceForge actively fscking everyone over? Those were the death throes.
I know about the ‘download bundler’ nonsense, but they have been in operation far longer than anything else out there, which is why I’ve been hesitant to switch to something that in all likelihood won’t be here in 10 years. Plus it was free and offered more services than things like github/bitbucket. Oh well.
I purposely keep an older version of win32 filezilla ftp client around for installing on new pcs because it’s somehow able to download the actual non-fudged installer through running the upgrade.
It just sucked while they were down as all the MinGW stuff is on there.