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 * '''Description''': Debian CDs and DVDs take up a huge mount of space on download servers. Using [http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ jigdo] to download those images can significantly reduce the amount of bandwidth and space needed on the central servers. Unfortunately, jigdo currently needs special client software to be downloaded/installed first. Adding support directly into a browser-based application ''could'' potentially make a very big difference for first-time users here.  * '''Description''': Debian CDs and DVDs take up a huge mount of space on download servers. Using [[http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/|jigdo]] to download those images can significantly reduce the amount of bandwidth and space needed on the central servers. Unfortunately, jigdo currently needs special client software to be downloaded/installed first. Adding support directly into a browser-based application ''could'' potentially make a very big difference for first-time users here.

Javascript jigdo client

  • Mentor: SteveMcIntyre

  • Summary: Write an application for browser-based creation/download of CD/DVD images

  • Required skills:

    • Browser-based development (javascript / java / xml ?)
    • Familiarity with file download tools
  • Description: Debian CDs and DVDs take up a huge mount of space on download servers. Using jigdo to download those images can significantly reduce the amount of bandwidth and space needed on the central servers. Unfortunately, jigdo currently needs special client software to be downloaded/installed first. Adding support directly into a browser-based application could potentially make a very big difference for first-time users here.