In this thread @Baggypants tells how he has created a torrent file for the Zynthian image. Yay and kudos. It got me thinking… what if the Zynthian itself were able to act as a torrent client when idle? Several of us have Zynthians left permanently powered. We could install a command line client, e.g. transmission-cli, seeded with the image which could be disabled whenever the Zynthian is being used and enabled after a period of inactivity. I know there may be some who would have concerns so it may be best as an opt-in option. The seed file could be updated via Zynthian update method when a new stable version becomes available.
The large, slow and historically unstable download of the full image had been an issue for a while. This may help with that.
I would also like to see a smaller image available with ability to grab extra bonus goodies via update so that we can get a basic Zynthian running more quickly but appreciate that has not been considered viable in the past.
[Edit] Actually, transmission-daemon may be a better option. It could be started and stopped by Zynthian software based on rules like I suggest above.