For saving my ass again.
So what was the story today.
One user wrote to me that Iris is not compatible with Windows 7.
I immediately installed Windows 7 and tested and everything was OK.
Then I tried to download the new Iris version from this site.
And the .exe was broken. Why?
Couple of weeks ago the Iris server was crashing every 5 minutes. Not cool. This was, because I was hosting all versions on my server. Yes, but there was many downloads one day and you know. The people just killed http://iristech.co
I quickly ckecked available solutions and decided to move all files to Dropbox.
I didn’t have the time to check WTF was this and quickly uploaded the latest version to my server. Iris was now available again at least.
Now I needed to find a way to host my files somewhere. I searched the web some time for CDN servers for large files.
As you know I work on Iris full-time and I am broke as fuck basically 😀
All CDN servers was paid. Then idea pop-uped in my mind to use GitHub for hosting. I tested this and it worked, at least for now. 😀
It’s super slow to upload all versions, but at least it’s free and will never crash.
So yes every version of Iris will be available from here:
Why I do this?
As you know Iris is free only for 4 hours per day right now, but old versions are free.
I want everyone to have a chance to use Iris and that’s why I said to myself to protect and save the old versions of Iris, which are free.
Other than that I am not super awesome programmer and I am adding new features every day in Iris. Sometimes I break things. Sometimes I break many things. Having all versions will let you use at least some version that will be working you know 😀
Why Dropbox gives this error?
Dropbox is not bad. What this error means is mentioned here:
Basically free accounts have limits of 20 GB per day and 100,000 downloads per day.
Iris is not generated so much traffic, but whatever 😀
I added some really old versions on this repo. You can see Iris version 0.0.0 hahah 😀
Yes I know my versioning sucks, but whatever.
And once again I’m really sorry for that that Iris was not available for download several hours. 🙂