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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU Planet and Savannah

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU Planet and Savannah
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:17:41 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 08:09:11PM +0100, Nacho González López wrote:
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> Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:43:49AM +0100, Nacho González López wrote:
> >> After some read at the diferences between planet2 and venus, I decided
> >> to install Venus in GNUplanet architecture. It works virutally the same,
> >> but it get adventages of the If-Modified headers you added a couple of
> >> months ago.
> >>
> >> Please, check if those days the number of connections from our machine
> >> ( is going down and if it works, I'll increase the rate of
> >> pollings.
> > 
> > Well planetplanet already supports If-Modified headers AFAIK, but this
> > system cannot decrease the number of requests, only the bandwidth.
> > Unless it's supported in a way I can't imagine.
> > 
> > Polling a few hunder projects efficiently requires a global list of
> > notifications (i.e. some kind of meta-feed), such as SiteMap.
> >
> > If you really need to increase the polling, well do so, but keep in
> > mind that this isn't scalable.
> Well, I think that GNUplanet is some kind of meta-feed :). I'm agree
> that the actual solution don't scale at all (I must maintain lots of
> diferent freeds linked to savannah in planet and if more GNU packages
> become, then more conections will we necesary)
> I'm working trying to implement a way that read a single feed from
> Savannah and then update the cache information of our GNUplanet. This
> solution is the best I think because you could add GNU projects to the
> feed and then automatically will be on the GNUplanet architecture. Also,
>  we will only get one file from your system (isntead one petition for
> each project). For this, I will need some work from you to make a feed
> with all those projects.
> Do you think it could be a good idea?

This would also work. However this may mean more work for you to
distinguish the different projects in this global feed, while the
sitemap solution keeps the original feeds separate. You know best :)


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