[OSM-dev] API/XAPI caching proxy server
otto.wyss at orpatec.ch
Thu Dec 16 19:26:42 GMT 2010
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> On 12/15/10 19:54, Wyo wrote:
>> 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.
> There are many things I am interested in but which are out of reach for
> me. I guess I'll either have to work on bringing them within reach, or
> I'll have to live with them being out of reach.
So do I. Yet I don't suggest anything which is obvious not in their reach. I
guess it never came to your mind that the XAPI procedure is. One need lots of
time, lots of resources and lots of rather specialized knowledge and not
everybody has all this.
> If this hasn't happened until now, then that's a clear sign that there
> is not enough interest or not enough willingness to invest time and
> money in this.
No it's not. The current answering time of XAPI shows it's heavy used. It's a
clear sign that the current procedure is not practical for most.
> Sitting there any saying "I think OSM should make my life easier" isn't
> going to get anything accomplished.
Do you really believe I started this discussion because I think "OSM should make
my life easier"?
I started this discussion because there are so few XAPI instances. To figure out
a way which is easier to install, could be achieved by an ordinary hosting
packages and doesn't need any manual handling. If that's not wished I can easily
drop the subject, I neither have my own map nor have I any plans.
BTW I just read about Slony (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Slony), maybe that
makes this discussion obsolete.
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