[wine] Soliciting suggestions for AppDB

Mitchell Mebane 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?

--Mitchell Mebane

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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