On Thu 31 Dec 2009 19:52 +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
wtf was i thinking
20k packages, say 100 bytes each -> 2GB of metadata
Nah. The AUR database currently takes up about 44M uncompressed. That's including all user data, comments, dummy packages, etc. All the files in unsupported take up 529M. Still, it's silly to pull data for every single bloody package especially if you're not interested in 99% of them.
caching would be a much better idea indeed! and initial queries wouldn't be noticeably slower. writing a few hundred bytes to a filesystem is nothing compared to doing http requests. i guess most is said now, we should just get in touch with the guys who develop our favorite aur frontends.
/me off to celebrate 2k10
Happy New Year!