[OSM-talk] osmarender tile server broken?

OJW streetmap at blibbleblobble.co.uk
Sat Feb 24 16:13:14 GMT 2007

On Saturday 24 February 2007 16:00, matthew-osm at newtoncomputing.co.uk wrote:
> Hi - have just come up with a new plan on IRC (well, last night actually),
> which is to store files in a direct access archive and pull them out with a
> C program to serve them.

I thought the plan was to move _away_ from a database?

Putting a load of tiles in one file and having an application to access them 
(with file-locking to make sure you can't read one tile while you write 
another one) doesn't sound so different to MySQL, except for the non-standard 
interface and choice of partitioning strategy.

I'm worried here about things like 
* apache not being able to serve tiles directly
* upload script can't use the "move" command to insert a tile
* viewer script can't use the "file_exists" command to check for a tile
* huge amount of extra complexity

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