Arch Linux users experienced the Nexus 4 moment as soon as the news of KDE 4.10 hit the Interweb. All Arch servers went down due to heavy traffic from users running 'pacman -Syu' on their systems to upgrade to the latest edition of KDE released this morning.
Josh Sabboth, the manager of Arch community on Google+, offered an unreserved apology to Arch users. He said in a long statement:
I know that what you are going through is unacceptable and we are all working through the nights and weekends to resolve this issue. Response from the servers are scarce and erratic, and our communication has been flawed. I can offer an unreserved apology for our service and communication failures in this process.
For those that originally received the 'you get it first on Arch' promise, your upgrade requests are now in process for fulfillment. You can expect an system notification early this week which will include package information.
I realize that the people who tried to upgrade to KDE 4.10 so early are among our most committed and loyal users and we are doing all we can to put things right.
KDE's Aaron Seigo said that they were not expecting this kind of demand and they are also facing issues with heavy traffic on their servers. They are adding more mirrors which are being funded by Blue Systems.
KDE 4.10 was released early this morning and many KDE users stayed up late whole night to upgrade their systems to the latest version.
Long lines were seen outside StarBucks as they were offering the fastest mirrors for KDE upgrades.