support for .metalink

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Fri Apr 13 22:29:40 UTC 2007

On 4/12/07, shirish agarwal <shirishag75 at> wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
>        Is there possibility to have ubuntu .metalink for i386 (English) &
> AMD (English) atleast somewhere for people to start using .metalink. I am
> sure there are people who have pretty high speeds which would benefit
> everybody as people would be able to download faster. The site to know more
> about metalinking is and there is a GUI python based
> .metalink editor at which people could/should
> use. To know more about .metalink wikipedia is also very cool.
> . There is already a
> mini-repository at which can be used. Also KGet
> is supporting the .metalink format so we do have a download manager which
> supports it.
>            Although I have nothing to do with in any
> commercial sense but do like the idea. There may be few things which might
> not be perfect, but seems a logical way as people get mroe speeds & then are
> able to max their connection, using this. Lemme know what u guys think :)
> --
>           Shirish Agarwal


The appropriate thing to do in this case is to create a spec[1] and
ask for it to be discussed at the next UDS in Sevilla.


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