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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [CODE] update services
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:15:23 GMT
On 2/24/12 1:03 AM, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> 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.

that is what I am assuming as well. But we can start with a static page 
if that is possible.


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