[OSM-dev] API very slow this morning

Styno styno at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 22 13:58:36 GMT 2007

Well besides GPS tracking and mapping to the extend that my GF starts to 
complain, I'm also trying to be helpful by using my knowledge as a 
professional programmer with years of experience with medium sized 
databases (~100GB data in MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer and a bit 
PostgreSQL). I also maintain the OSM forum (I know that's not 
appreciated by everyone, but still :-)) and offered you to do 
benchmarking on the DB/API to determine performance critical parameters.

Because I program all day I don't feel like doing that during the 
evenings/weekends as well. Is that weird? No, I think we all do what we 
can to contribute to this project. Replying with one liners like "Show, 
don't tell" will certainly not help.

Besides that, when there are so many ppl complaining on IRC and the ML, 
shouldn't that be a hint for the sysadmins to act on that? More features 
are nice, but only if the basis is firm.

Anyway, as I said: just trying to be helpful.

SteveC wrote:
> Styno wrote:
>> I can reverse it: If you don't have anything constructive to say,
>> just don't.
> No.. it's more "Do, don't say" or "Show, don't tell".
>> I've also tried to make my point in the wiki [2] earlier. Now please
>>  tell me why my arguments are not valid, that way I can perhaps learn
>>  something out of this.
> They're prefectly valid but they don't get us any closer to solving the
> problem. We've had back-and-forths over databases since the dawn of this
> mailing list... what we need are people to write actual code or 
> documentation. If you want things to do we have big lists :-)
> have fun,
> SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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