[Nitro] [OT] Roll n' Rain

James Britt james.britt at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 23:18:56 EDT 2006

Michael Fellinger wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 June 2006 04:35, James Britt wrote:

>>It's not a critical issue for me; I see a real value in having a central
>>server in a known subnet serving up code to distributed apps, where
>>trust is already established.
> Ok, wait, you want to tell me that i finally can have _one_ base-install of 
> nitro that i could patch and all my machines can just pick it up on the fly?

Pretty much.  An "app" could be a single line of code that just 
bootstraps itself by fetching code across the wire.  Zero installation.

> that would be _so_ sweeet, totally what that net-require would have done (i 
> remember a total hype about it some months ago on the ruby-lang ML), but in a 
> large scale...

A few people cooked up assorted versions of this (I called mine 
HyperActive Require).


> the on-demand-loading should cache though - and only check for 
> timeout/updates...

Yeah, there were interesting ideas kicked around on this.

James Britt

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