[Rubygems-developers] Updating source index is slow

Patrick May patrick at hexane.org
Tue Nov 9 21:47:39 EST 2004

On Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at 02:04  AM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

> Updating the source index from the rubyforge server is slow.  This
> could be sped up if there were a pure-Ruby rsync implementation
> available (for client and server).  Discuss.

Does the rubygems client need the entire source index?  It seems to me 
that one would be more likely to ask for a list of packages, then drill 
individually into the metadata for particular pages.

I may be ignorant here -- I'm assuming the client is hitting 

~ Patrick

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