[Rubygems-developers] Updating source index is slow
patrick at hexane.org
Thu Nov 11 00:19:09 EST 2004
On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 08:24 AM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>>> Does the rubygems client need the entire source index? It seems to
>>> that one would be more likely to ask for a list of packages, then
>>> drill individually into the metadata for particular pages.
>> You're right. It grabs (and caches) all of the gem metadata. Your
>> idea for a solution might be the most pragmatic (as opposed to
>> implementing rsync in ruby ;).
> Nice and pragmatic, but I think the client should have all the
> metadata, all else being equal, to enable greater searches.
> Especially in GUI clients.
well, god forbid we have *2* cron jobs running on the server :-)
Kidding aside, the client and server are dependent on each other.
Rubygems has a variety of (excellant!) client tools. The server should
support a variety of different ways of accessing the data. Some folks
drill down, some folks grab it all. Everyone uses rubygems.
I think your idea about the index + md5's is good, it might be worth it
to squeeze dependency data in there. Ah, the sweaty smell of
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