[OSM-dev] API/XAPI caching proxy server
otto.wyss at orpatec.ch
Wed Dec 15 18:54:00 GMT 2010
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> You're right that XAPI is in this thread's subject, but Wyo explicitly
> talked about mapping, for which XAPI is not required.
I've talked about API/XAPI as you can see in the subject. And at least during
high volume hours the API server is already on the brink, e.g. just now. But if
you thing API isn't a problem I can easily drop that.
> ... Anyone who is unhappy with the performance of XAPI *can* set
> up their own mirror server by using the minutely diffs we publish
While you have technically right, that's completely nuts on the practical side.
Not everyone has his own server. Most hosting services don't provide a postgres
DB (this rules out PostGIS). And downloading OSM files in the gigs size is
something not everybody likes very much.
Just tell me, how many people, who don't get paid for the work, have set up
their own XAPI server? A handful or a dozens, wordwide? Sorry forgive me my
harsh words, yet the current procedure to set up an XAPI server is useless. For
most interested people this is simply out of reach.
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