[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] optional automatic updates

Martin Abente martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 08:40:26 EDT 2014

Hey Sam!

Thanks for the feedback, please notice that we already support automatic
updates. This feature is simply to extend this microformat to mark some
activities in the list so they don't get automatically updated or installed
(ie., when they are too big for doing it massively).

Definitely, there are many things we can improve in the microformat
updater, but sadly we can't assume there will be school server...


On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 5:20 AM, Sam Parkinson <sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Martin Abente <
> martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>> A few development cycles ago, dsd added a useful new feature: automatic
>> activities updates. This has been of great help in deployments such as in
>> Australia. However, because the current implementation will always update
>> or install activities (when working in automatic mode), some deployments
>> might be unable to use this feature. A real case scenario is when some of
>> the activities are too big for massive activities updates.
>> That sounds like a great idea! I think that automatic updates of any
> scale can only be positive for sugar!
> I don’t know a lot about the way the microformater thing works, but from
> what I’ve seen it seems to be pretty network intense. It seems to make 1
> HTTP request per activity! This seems to be a lot of overhead! Maybe we
> could make a proxy thing that sits on the same server and works like this:
> Client  --List of activities-->  | Proxy --Individual activity requests--> Server |
>                                  |                                                |
>       Slow Internet              |          Fast Connection (Same Machine)        |
> Also is the server meant to be mirrored by schools (on lan) or
> deployments? A school version could reduce network traffic even more.
> It looks like a good change :)
> Sam
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