[Scummvm-devel] Demo hosting

Max Horn max at quendi.de
Tue Apr 28 17:47:12 CEST 2009

Hi Robert, all,

this definitely sounds like a very, very useful thing to have. I think  
in the past there were some reservations about the legality of hosting  
certain demos... I don't recall for sure, but I'd believe that for the  
majority (if not all) there are no such problems.

Using .zip sounds to me like the way to go, it's trivial to extract  
that on Windows, Mac, Unix and probably elsewhere, too. (Although it  
doesn't compress quite as good, I think). One could consider also  
hosting a .rar / .7z / .tar.bz2 / whatever variant, but that would  
obviously increase the required storage space quite a lot for a  
dubious gain.

We could setup demos.scummvm.org to point there. Or, we could simply  
host those demos on our own server. How much disk space does your  
current collection use up?

That way, we would be paying for the bandwidth and hosting, too. And  
we could use PHP to create a simple "wrapper" around the site which  
automatically creates a nicer page structure.


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