[Catalog-sig] start on static generation, and caching - apache config.

Benji York benji at benjiyork.com
Wed Jul 11 20:25:58 CEST 2007

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Benji York schrieb:

>> Is your position that PyPI isn't down/very slow on occasion or that when 
>> it is no one complains?
> Both. I believe it shouldn't be down

The cheeseshop has provided its own proof that that believe is mistaken 
by being down as I began composing this message. <wink>

> Jim Fulton complained that it took 0.3s to
> get a single package's page, which I cannot classify as "very slow".

During a single run setuptools or zc.buildout may make hundreds of 
requests to the cheeseshop taking a total time in the minutes.  That's 
not fast enough.  I can't see a technical reason why these requests 
couldn't be handled much faster than 3 a second.

>> My team has lost many man hours to PyPI begin down/glacially slow.  This 
>> isn't meant to disparage PyPI though, if it weren't such a great thing 
>> it wouldn't be important to us.
> But when did that happen precisely?

I don't recall precisely.  I'll be sure to report outages religiously 
from now on.
Benji York

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