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It seems torrents are a very good way for CM distribution. This has been tried before (I believe with CM6 and CM7) but wasn't received very well. This time around, however, it seems to really have taken off. (3rd time's a charm?)

Because it is actually working this time, a few infrastructure changes are more than likely going to go into effect. I am working on integrating magnet links directly into get.cm. This'll take a bit since I also have a couple other hats to wear. But it will be done. Torrent files will also be provided. The torrent files and magnet links will be pushed ahead of true download links. This will help immensely in alleviating stress on the download servers. Of course, traditional downloads from the mirrors will still be available. Just a bit after torrents get pushed out. This will allow the people who are willing to seed to grab files and get rolling.

As for now, you can grab .torrent files for the CM 7.2.0-RC1 release from http://www.jeago.com/cm/ All devices are available now, and fully seeding. There is even a zip with all of the torrents in case you feel gracious enough to seed for all the devices. (My home bandwidth is currently being eaten alive.)

Remember folks, sharing is caring. Seed your download for a little while after you are done downloading. You could even set an upload cap of 50k/s and it'll help immensely.
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All of the devices that start with u have been updated. (3 total) If you are seeding, you might want to grab the new torrents and downloads.
 
All .torrents set to dl and seed for a week... hope it helps
 
Thanks, torrents seems the best way to distribute CM, much like Linux distros since they both demand much bandwidth.
 
too bad i have a cap of 250gigs, i'll have to be very very careful
 
There seems to be a problem with the Glacier torrent. Clockwork reports it as bad and aborts.
 
How do I do I find CM for Touchpad? How do you use a torrent on Touchpad?
 
I'd love to see this. My internet connection sucks, and torrents are a good way to be able to resume a download if my connection drops.
 
Hey +Jef Oliver I figured I'd comment here directly because the re-share on +CyanogenMod's page has too many comments.

I ran into problems with transmission when trying to download the torrents on my headless server (figured I'd seed the files from my new setup).

I still have to figure out all of the issues, but while looking at network traffic I noticed that mirror.sea.tdrevolution.net and bacon.cyanogenmod.com, the webseeds provided in the trackers, were both returning 403's (tdrevolution.net appeared to be looking for torrent clients in the user agent string (rejected: Transmission/2.50 & BTWebClient/180B(9704), and bacon just seemed to not want to talk to me at all).

Do you know if that was intentional? If so can we make sure at least one of the webseeds works all the time (say, have it point to download.cyanogenmod.com)

With all that said I think distributing it via torrents is a great way to help share the burden of distribution!
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