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- Subject: Re: a host for the Lua site
- From: David Given <dg@...>
- Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 00:38:55 +0100
Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
After more than three years of good services, Soho One, the current host
of the Lua site, is discontinuing its hosting services. So, we need a
new host. It would be great if someone from the Lua community could
provide this facility.
I get the impression, from reading between the lines, that this may not be a
popular suggestion, but... how about SourceForge (http://www.sourceforge.net)?
The current site requirements are:
- 30MBytes of space (plus some space to grow)
- ~6 GBytes/month of data transfer (this is increasing continuosly...)
- a few (less than 10) email forwarding
- (ssh access to update it would be welcome)
They do all of this, really well, plus loads more. (CVS! Yay!) Bandwidth
limits aren't a problem; they have an extensive network of mirrors built in to
their system. The project management interface is really great and can only
make things easier; everything's seamlessly integrated into everything else...
and as a less tangible benefit, being on SourceForge can only increase Lua's
I have a few minor projects hosted there, and I've been very happy with it. In
some ways it's a better development environment than the one I use at work...
It's all free, too, although it's polite to donate if you use it a lot.
If for some reason you don't like SourceForge, there's always Savannah
(http://savannah.gnu.org), which provides much the same services with a
different political slant. It's not limited to GPL software, though.
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