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Need A Distribution Site for "Thinking in C"
by Bruce Eckel
March 28, 2006
I'm now ready to beta test the "Thinking in C: Foundations for Java and C++" e-seminar, but I need a place that can handle the downloads.


Currently, the download is 164 MB. This will improve when the audio can be converted from stereo to mono (there's a bug in the early edition of Flash 8.5 which is required to run the e-seminar), but it's still a bigger download and will, I suspect, require more transfer capability than any server I have.

It's a free download, and will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 license, so I'm looking for some kind of public service site to do this.

I originally had high hopes for OurMedia, but I've tried numerous times to upload the file, which it seems to do successfully, but then it never appears at the URL that the upload software says it will appear. I've tried several times to contact them about the problem but have been ignored, so I'm giving up on them.

SourceForge would be ideal, but it doesn't look to me like this project would work under their system (it's free, but not really open source). I've also tried asking them about it but got no response. If someone knows that it would be legitimate for SourceForge, please let me know.

Thanks for any pointers -- as soon as I find a home I'll announce the beta for those who want to try it out.

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Bruce Eckel ( provides development assistance in Python with user interfaces in Flex. He is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2005), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences.

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