[wine] Soliciting suggestions for AppDB
mmebane at ev1.net
Mon Jun 27 15:14:24 CDT 2005
David Lee Lambert wrote:
>On Wednesday 08 June 2005 08:32 pm, Mitchell Mebane wrote:
>>I'm putting together a Summer of Code proposal for working on the AppDB.
>>I've been talking with Chris Morgan, and he has a few suggestions, but I
>>was looking for more. Does anybody have any features they'd like added
>>to the AppDB, quirks they'd like worked out, or things of that nature?
>I have some ideas about the AppDB, but I've been working on some of them
>myself, and others really need the approval of the WinHQ webmaster more than
>anything. Still, I'd like to hear what other people think of them:
>1. The AppDB, Bugzilla and the Wiki ought to send last-modified information
>for most of their pages. This would speed things up, in some cases, for
>dialup users, but the real advantage would be as protection against a
>slashdotting or onslaught of AOL users. Many of the pages also send other
>headers that prevent caching of positive lookups.
>Today I sent a patch to the AppDB maintainer to do this for images, which are
>probably the biggest performance hit (they cause the AppDB main page to take
>about 30 seconds to load over a dialup connection). However, almost any
>page in each of these databases could in theory be cached. Bugzilla bug
>display pages already display a "Last modified" datum in the text of the
>page, and so do Wiki pages (bug 2889 mentions this).
>Several of the AppDB tables already have TIMESTAMP columns, so I was planning
>to write some code to just gather them all together and send the latest one
>as the last-modified date. The only problem is that if a page contains an
>item which is then deleted, its timestamp will go backwards.
I don't see this patch on wine-patches. Did you send this in?
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
-- Franklin P. Adams
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