[Sugar-devel] Problem using sugar-update-control to update large (100+ MB) activity bundles
bryan at olenepal.org
Mon Jun 15 20:15:36 EDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 22:47 +0200, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> On 06/15/09 16:37, Bryan Berry wrote:
> > I want to use rsync but I need a mechanism that the users (kids) can
> > initiate through a simple GUI, like the current Activity Update
> > mechanism.
> Rsync's unique capability to transmit only changed blocks within
> large files requires using the real rsync:// protocol. It won't
> work over dumb protocols such as http:// .
> This means you'd have to change both the client-side
> (sugar-update-control, fairly simple) and the server side
> (in our case Mozilla Addons, fairly complex).
In Nepal, we are not updating against activities.sugarlabs.org but
against the local XS. Would it be terribly complicated to change the
code on the XS?
> We could easily export the "files" directory of Mozilla Addons with
> rsync://, and the activity updater could use it when available.
> Exporting all the activities.sugarlabs.org data in an easily
> mirrorable format would also be a useful service for deployments
> that want to create a local mirrors.
> In fact, all our public data should also be made available in
> raw formats for easy mirroring.
Bryan W. Berry
OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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