[Rubygems-developers] Detecting server changes

Austin Ziegler halostatue at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 00:41:55 EST 2004

On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 23:51:34 -0500, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org> wrote:
> All of the shortcuts (HEAD, IMS(no) and open-uri/sz) all take approximately
> the same amount of time, and all are much faster than downloading the entire
> compressed source.

> Based on that, I don't think there is a strong compeling reason based on these
> benchmarks to switch from the open-uri/sz technique that is in use currently.
> (although the size technique can fail with non-monotonically increasing file
> sizes, in which case the IMS technique looks attractive).

The reason for changing this is not the performance on the gem list
command, really, but the performance and load on the server. Be kind
to the GemHost :)

Either HEAD or IMS is preferable because of this.

Austin Ziegler * halostatue at gmail.com
               * Alternate: austin at halostatue.ca

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