jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Thu Jul 23 14:37:06 PDT 2009
If he's worried about bandwidth from people pulling a page of HTML (no
images, no scripts, no css files) then he's got a lot more problems
than MacPorts users visiting his site.
On Jul 23, 2009, at 3:43 PM, Scott Haneda wrote:
> Hello, I worked on the memtest port a while back. I was talking
> with the author the other day and after he saw the port, he notices
> the livecheck option.
> His concern was that of course, it downloads the entire page, and
> uses regex to parse out the important bits. He was willing to
> create a current-version.txt file that he maintains, as he was
> worried about bandwidth.
> I see this as a semi valid concern. But I also do not see it as a
> lot different than a user going to a Web site and manually checking
> the version in a browser.
> What are fellow port developers opinions on this matter? I am not
> aware of any scheduled and routine hits that live check is going to
> make, it is a on user demand feature.
> If I have this incorrect, please let me know, as I do feel it is
> important to play nice to the developers of software for which ports
> are made.
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