On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin@python.org> wrote:
Thanks for setting this up. People are evidently finding it quite useful
and are wondering if it could be more frequently run. We don't want you
to have to absorb the bandwidth costs yourself, though. Is the code you
use available somewhere? It shouldn't be hard to set up the cron job on
PSF infrastructure.

Sorry I missed this. Alex reached out directly a few days ago and I updated it to hourly; I don't think there are significant costs involved, but if someone at the PSF wants to run this, I have no objections to that either.

It's using the hg-fast-export tool, though, so its whole cache is required (incremental updates are done and it has its own hg hash -> git hash mapping).


On Sat, Jul 12, 2014, at 09:15, Eli Bendersky wrote:
> Just a quick update on this. I've finally found time to set up a VPS at
> DigitalOcean of myself, and I'm moving the cronjob for updating the
> Github
> mirrors to it. This lets me ramp up the update frequency. For now I'll
> set
> it to every 4 hours, but in the future I may make it even more frequent.
> Hopefully this will not overrun my bandwidth allocation :)
> The CPython mirror (https://github.com/python/cpython) has been pretty
> popular so far, with over 70 forks.
> Eli
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:09 AM, Eli Bendersky <eliben@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > https://github.com/python/cpython is now live as a semi-official, *read
> > only* Github mirror of the CPython Mercurial repository. Let me know if you
> > have any problems/concerns.
> >
> > I still haven't decided how often to update it (considering either just N
> > times a day, or maybe use a Hg hook for batching). Suggestions are welcome.
> >
> > The methodology I used to create it is via hg-fast-export. I also tried to
> > pack and gc the git repo as much as possible before the initial Github push
> > - it went down from almost ~2GB to ~200MB (so this is the size of a fresh
> > clone right now).
> >
> > Eli
> >
> > P.S. thanks Jesse for the keys to https://github.com/python
> >
> >
> >
> >
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