[aur-general] Fields like 'GitRepoPath' in AUR RPC results

Chris Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 07:47:22 UTC 2015

On 27 July 2015 at 22:56, Sascha Shaw <sascha.shaw at mail.de> wrote:
> Thank you for the insight. We have to consider server load, traffic and another feature more or less to maintain on the server side against convenience on the client side. The traffic impact per call would be around a 10 percent gain or more, depending on the length of the name. However, the same could be said about URLPath, it also has only static information that does not change between packages and could be implemented client side.
> Now I wonder what's the reason for keeping one and not adding the other, besides the fact that it has not been implemented at all.

Keeping URLPath helps outdated helpers with the transition on August 8
— they won’t notice the change, because they will just query the new
URLPath (git snapshots).  Without it, they would just crash and burn
with weird bugs.

Chris Warrick <https://chriswarrick.com/>

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