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Internet News   Internet News : Aminet status update December 2006
   posted by nicomen on 19-Dec-2006 2:06:45 (2578 reads)
It's that time of the year again, some celebrate Festivus or Kwanza, some get to build snowmen and others throw shrimps on the barbie and surf at the beach. The Aminet team however, spend the season working for you, always trying to improve Aminet.

This is what has happened since last time:

- We've got yet another mirror, the first US one after the new world Aminet actually. us2.aminet.net. For now it's a HTTP only mirror.

- You can now search Aminet packages by their content. Yes, that means you finally have a way to find out which package a file on your harddrive originated from. Excellent way for developers to get hold of specific header files or source code files too.

- Search results show download numbers per package, that means you can now list your favourite categories, platforms, authors and similar and order them by popularity. This complements the already implemented download stats that we announced last time.

- Search in readme (and content) has been speed up and should take from 0-5 secs, rather than 20-60 secs as before.

- Simple search should also now behave more like the classical Aminet search, when receiving search terms it tries matching it to package name, path or description.

- We've added links to our public IRC channel irc://irc.amigaworld.net/aminet and to the mailing list interface at the services page.

- And last, but not least, a new web upload interface has been carved out. We've tried to make one that is easier to use based on feedback and focused on it being intuitive. You can choose wether you want to upload a readme file separately or create it with an easy-to-use form. Thanks to everybody testing it, and don't hesitate in giving us your comments about it.

In addition there is of course quite a few bug fixes and small improvements, if you want to know more, check out the [url=http//wiki.aminet.net/Changelog[/url].

As a last note, it's worth noticing that in 2006, we have surpassed the amount of uploads from 2005, 2004, 2003 and even 1992, which was the year Aminet started.

Currently there is only about 130 files missing from reaching another milestone, namely the 2002 number. The question is though wether that is possible during the last two weeks of the year...

Yours,
The Aminet team.
    

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Re: Aminet status update December 2006
Posted on 19-Dec-2006 4:10:27
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Cheers to the Aminet Team for doing an excellent job.


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Keep going the good job, guys !


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Re: Aminet status update December 2006
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Aminet keeps amiga alive. Keep on doing that ;)

EDIT: My 7 mods that are lost from aminet are these.
If anyone have any please contact me.

Beat from heaven (beat.lha)
Beat from heaven rmx (beatrmx.lha)
Break the house (breakhouse.lha)
Hard overdose (hoverdose.lha)
High score (highscore.lha)
I Like it hard (likehard.lha)
In the place (place.lha)

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Re: Aminet status update December 2006
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those 130 files are EASY to find!
people, ftp.amigascne.org here's thousands of amigademos not on Aminet yet,
i've done my fair share of Aminet uploading this year, I uploaded all scene demos from this and last year but all of you that haven't use the Aminet web uploading interface (easy peasy!) and upload 10 demos each from ftp.amigascne.org and we will break the 1992 record in no time! :D C'mon! DO IT!


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On another forum it was mentioned that OS4Depot has some 1300 files, of which only 750 have been uploaded to Aminet.
This could make up your shortfall :)


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Re: Aminet status update December 2006
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All the Aminet mirrors seem to be down. What's happened to them?


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Seems DNS servers aren't working. So if you have the IPs cached it should work, if not, please have patience until the issue is resolved.


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Aminet got ran over by a reindeer
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Quote:
All the Aminet mirrors seem to be down. What's happened to them?


Aminet got ran over by a reindeer
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Walking home from Amigaworld, Christams eve
doop doop, da doop doop doop
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
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Should be working now. Sorry about that.


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I am trying to upload something but I can't find the readme rules anywhere due to this link is bjorken: About Aminet


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@ nicomen

Quote:

Should be working now. Sorry about that.


Still, none of the links are working for me.

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Seems DNS server are flaky tonight ;(


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What time of day does Aminet become stable?

I keep uploading a file using the web interface.
It uploads for 5 to 10 mins (25% to 50% finished) then Firefox says the connection has been reset. Doh!

My upload speed is 70 to 79 K bytes per sec if that makes any difference?

Must I wait till some certain time of day when Aminet is not busy?

I haven't uploaded anything in a few years... it used to always work (when Aminet was actually up).


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I just spent 6 hours uploading the same archive over and over and over and over again at least 40 times I think. Why does Aminet keep shutting off the connection? What purpose does that serve? The archive is only 80MB big but yet I have transmitted a total of 355MB trying to upload it! It always fails!

I have noticed that Aminet only accepts uploads at a maximum of 34K bytes per second.

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