On 31/12/2009, at 10:46 PM, Nathan Wayde wrote:
On 31/12/09 14:42, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
just wondering. afaik tools such as yaourt, when you search a package, they will search for http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=<packagename> and parse the output, right?
wouldn't it make sense to have a daily crontab on the aur server that generates a file which contains all packages (maybe along with their description) ? then users can do local searches instead.
Most if not all the others use http://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php. The local search would be nice though.
It would make more sense to expand upon the RPC and use a client which caches. Initially any queries might be slower, but the second time they would be just as fast, without the overhead of downloading _all_ packages..