[darcs-users] Re: Re: need to jump in with both feet

Samuel A. Falvo II sam.falvo at falvotech.com
Tue May 25 02:08:33 UTC 2004

On Monday 24 May 2004 06:51 pm, Martin Pool wrote:
> I don't think that darcs would need the high-volume or anti-censorship
> properties of something like freenet.  The volume of patches
> developers can produce in a week is pretty small.

Unless you're in an XP (Extreme Programming) shop with a fairly sizable 
work force.  But even here, I really don't see the use of Freenet, or 
any other existing P2P network system.  I'm really not too sure what 
problem this feature would solve.

My suggestion for P2P networking was intended to reduce the load of 
individual contributors in the SourceForge-replacement service.  I must 
have missed something where P2P made the jump to an intrinsic feature of 
Darcs itself.

I think a better solution, if you're looking to establish Darcs as some 
client that announces when a change has been made to someone else, then 
I think it'd just be better to use a message queue service.  This way, 
you have a publish-and-subscribe model, where interested clients would 
get the messages they're specifically interested in.  NNTP of course is 
close, but it's an *awful* lot of work setting up an NNTP server just 
for this purpose.  Maybe something a bit more scaled down would be 

Samuel A. Falvo II

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