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

Doug Hellmann doug at hellfly.net
Fri Jul 13 03:26:12 CEST 2007


On Jul 12, 2007, at 7:14 PM, Jim Fulton wrote:

>>> 2. It's important to reduce the number of round trips.
>>
>> A colleague today suggested that the best way to reduce round trips
>> is to give each machine a local copy of the index, the same way
>> Debian apt works: you do 'apt-get update', and then have a local
>> copy of the catalog that you can build against. No roundtrips
>> at all (except for the one to update the local catalog), for the
>> expense of being out of date if you don't manually update the
>> catalog.
>
> Yup. This might be a really nice way to go. It would be especially
> nice if a client could contact PyPI and ask for new data since a
> given time.  I imagine that this request could be as cheap as the
> requests we have now, unless a client was very out of date.

That sounds like RSS.

Doug



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