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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: [CODE] update services
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:03:54 GMT
Hi *,

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 03:41:40PM -0800, Kay Schenk wrote:
> > Now where we have the neon replacement in place we should try to bring up
> > a working online update service. I think it would be very useful for our
> > upcoming release to promote it to our users. A basic version should be
> > enough for now to simply inform our users.
> >
> > Any volunteers to drive this forward?
> >
> > Juergen
> >
> Juergen--
> I would not exactly sayy I am volunteering, but I do have some questions
> about this. I looked at the spec that was posted on --
> specifically, the "Update Document and Feeds" portion. Looking at just the
> "simplest possible reply". This, to me, implies that we should have
> <inst...> entries for all conceivable platforms etc.  Does anyone know how
> this "feed" file was generated in the past?
> Conceivably we could of course use "cron" and perl to generate the feed
> file, and use it as the URL, but where to get the needed info??? I'll see
> if I can contact one of the former distribution folks on this. I've spent
> some time thinking about it, but that's as far as I got.

My guessing is that this was handled by a web service, and the data was
dynamically generated upon the http request.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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