suncarpet suncarpet at
Fri Jan 10 03:03:49 UTC 2020

On Friday, 10 January 2020 at 02:36:51 UTC, James Blachly wrote:
> I am sorry to post on an older (but < 30 days!) thread that 
> I've just seen.
> While it would be very reasonable for the Foundation to be 
> running this infra, Sebastiaan's proposal is quite right -- 
> eliminate the need for a server entirely.
> I would add one thing to his proposal:
> The metadata are already stored in github/bitbucket/gitlab/etc. 
> -- in the form of the dubfile. All we need is a K:V lookup 
> mapping package name to canonical git repository. This K:V 
> store could be served perhaps more cheaply , and more reliably, 
> than the current infra which must serve all metadata 
> (presumably). If dub could be retooled to only query for the 
> git repo, it could then clone and work entirely with metadata 
> stored in the repo, minimizing dependence on a hosted server, 
> whether 6 nines reliable or not.
> If, though, the foundation takes over the current infra and 
> hosting, please put out a call for donations -- I will donate.
I can't say I like the idea of requiring users to use the 
aforementioned or similar services and necessitating the use of 
git over other VCS solutions.

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