[OSM-talk] advertising, Money: for which purpose and how much?

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Tue Jul 3 17:34:22 BST 2007

On 3 Jul 2007, at 15:25, Tom Hughes wrote:

> In message <8835C489-4C2C-4DBA-8FA3-8ED789458D2A at remote.org>
>         Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>>> Let me ask you, and more generally, the community, what would
>>> people like to see money being spent on (both large and small
>>> items) that would most help the project?
>> I would love to see a second database server which replicates data
>> from the #1 database server (only "current" tables) and serves all
>> read requests from there. Only write requests should go to the #1
>> database server. I hope that this will considerably increase
>> performance and enable us to allow larger bounding boxes and more
>> elements for downloading. The whole thing could also be the first
>> step to wider replication.
> I believe that the web server, and the general horribleness of
> rails and libxml2 for this particular task, are just as much of
> a bottleneck here as the database, if not more.

Why rails and libxml2? libxml - I guess because it's building the dom  
before spitting it out?

have fun,

SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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