Metalink News: 12 Dec 2006

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Dec 13, 2006, 1:32:51 PM12/13/06
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A few important new releases are using Metalinks. 2.1 is out and can be downloaded with Metalinks:

openSUSE 10.2 was released last week. 20,000 openSUSE ISO .metalinks
were downloaded the first day, and about 60,000 total so far.

A great overview on Metalink is available here:
"Downloading bliss with Metalink" by Mayank Sharma (Japanese)

--- New Releases


-- aria2 0.9.0 (Mac/Unix/Win)

-- FlashGot (Firefox extension)

-- GetRight 6.1 (Win)

-- Speed Download 4.1.7 (Mac)

-- wxDownload Fast 0.5.3 (Mac/Unix/Win)


-- Metalink tools 0.3.2, for generating Metalinks with checksums and
mirrors from the command line.

-- RoPkg::Metalink 0.2.5 (Perl)

-- Simba, the mirroring tool

-- Metalink @ Packages Resources continues to offer updated Metalinks
for the new versions of Ubuntu, Fedora Core, openSUSE, Arch Linux,
CentOS,, and others.

Finally, on an unrelated-to-Metalink note, Sun Download Manager 2.0 is
out. It doesn't support Metalink, but has other important features to
make downloading easier and more reliable. If you're going to download
anything large from Sun you probably want to give it a try.

Happy Holidays...

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