Bug 62317 - : Feature Request - Please provide a torrent download option
Summary: : Feature Request - Please provide a torrent download option
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-14 01:57 UTC by Timothy M Butterworth
Modified: 2013-04-09 08:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Timothy M Butterworth 2013-03-14 01:57:45 UTC
Problem description: Please consider adding a torrent download option. This will allow users to assist in increasing download speeds by seeding the software. It will also assist users with downloading the software that have slow, unreliable or on demand internet service such as dial-up. 

Steps to reproduce:
1. None the feature does not currently exist.

Current behavior: Currently if the download is interrupted it has to be fully restarted which can take a large amount of time on slow unreliable internet connections. 

Expected behavior: A torrent download option would allow users to assist by seeding the software for other users to download and provides the best means of download for unstable, error prone and unreliable internet connections as torrent can be stopped and started without having to restart the entire download.

Operating System: Fedora
Version: release
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-03-14 02:09:12 UTC

On the download page (https://www.libreoffice.org/download/) there is a link to a torrent file:

(Here's how it looks for me on Ubuntu 12.04.2 -- the links will be slightly different depending upon your detected OS):

The Text:

Main installer
164 MB (Torrent, Info) 

The Links:

Main installer:

Comment 2 Timothy M Butterworth 2013-03-14 02:56:06 UTC
Thanks I did not notice the Torrent option. I am downloading via torrent now.