[Rubygems-developers] About to add...
chad at chadfowler.com
Wed Apr 21 21:16:46 EDT 2004
On 21/4/2004, at 7:31 PM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> On Thursday, April 22, 2004, 3:28:51 AM, Richard wrote:
>> ...the ability to load the yaml file as a zlib compressed version (if
>> It is now available on rubyforge (and regenerate hourly from the
>> directory of gems)
>> this file is 20k vs. 147k
> I didn't notice a CVS change to gem_server, so I guess this yaml.Z
> generation is hardcoded on rubyforge at the moment?
> Do you plan to make it a gem_server responsibility. Then it could
> regenerate the yaml.Z file when it notices an addition. (Or not?)
We were chatting about this in the afternoon. gem_server can easily be
modified to respond to /yaml.Z, or we could have it zlib-compress
anything ending with .Z. You wouldn't have to generate it on the file
system. You can just stream it out compressed.
>> ...it would require a modification in the get_caches method on in the
>> remote_installer to check for the .Z file first, and download/inflate
>> if available.
> Sadly, I don't have time to look into it now, but when I got the
> latest CVS, installed, and ran 'gem -Rl' it didn't seem any faster.
It may not be faster, but it will probably save Rich and company some
bandwidth money. :)
> Thanks for doing this; it'll be nice to see faster operations.
Maybe you need an Australian mirror. ;)
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