Slightly OT: downloading Xcode

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 12:51:45 EDT 2020


The answer, paradoxically, is to move to  a silly little village 
half-an-hour away from a city in Bulgaria,
as I have unlimited fibre-optic internet for $5 a month.

According to Ookla my download speed is about 61 Mbps, and my upload 
speed is 48 Mbps.

I really don't know what those numbers mean; but it does mean that Xcode 
11 took 45 minutes, whether
that is fast or slow, I do remember the dial-up modem in Carbondale, 
Illinois in 1993 taking 11 hours to download
1.1 MB . . .

On 3.10.20 19:34, Jim At Consensus via use-livecode wrote:
> Lest anyone think this is a rural issue.
>
> I live in a major metropolitan city in the US. (Seattle, Wa) And am still on DSL and can’t get cable or fiber to my house without paying to have poles placed and or conduit run underground... very expensive. Our DSL is over copper lines from 1936 whose insulation (lead) has been riddled with holes.
>
> When it rains, we have no internet and usually no phone. To get Apple updates, I either lose a day or go someplace with a reliable hispeed connecton.
>
> Sent from Jim's iPhone XR
> Please excuse brevity, typos and errors
>
>> On Oct 3, 2020, at 9:26 AM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> This would be a saver alternative
>> https://blog.kulman.sk/faster-way-to-download-and-install-xcode/ <https://blog.kulman.sk/faster-way-to-download-and-install-xcode/>
>>
>> It uses Aria2
>> https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/aria2 <https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/aria2>
>> and a ruby script
>> https://gist.github.com/iandundas/fabe07455e5216442a421922361f698c <https://gist.github.com/iandundas/fabe07455e5216442a421922361f698c>
>>
>>
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>> Matthias
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>>> Am 03.10.2020 um 17:39 schrieb Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
>>>
>>>> On 10/3/20 8:09 AM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> I wonder:
>>>> https://developerinsider.co/download-xcode-and-other-developer-tools-up-to-16-times-faster/ <https://developerinsider.co/download-xcode-and-other-developer-tools-up-to-16-times-faster/>
>>> Looks interesting, but I'd be wary of anything that does
>>> install.sh | bash
>>> without checking the source first
>>>
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