very large data files
Eduardo Robles Elvira
edulix at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 10:11:02 BST 2008
El Jueves 10 Julio 2008, Jason Harris escribió:
> How big a file is acceptable to distribute via GHNS? 75MB, 750MB,
> 7.5GB? None of these?
> How big a file is acceptable to host on kde.org for download?
> People seem interested in a streaming solution a la OpenStreetMaps,
> but for now I want to think about distributing the entire catalog,
> because I think it would be annoying to have to wait for the stars to
> appear every time I reposition the display, and I do not want to
> require a live network connection.
I'm not an admin of GHNS so I don't know what is acceptable there. But if you
use a cache then when you reposition to somewhere you already have been it
would read the stars file from your hard disk. Also I think you could have
both posibilities: downloading all the starts from somewhere (I also think
that it might be a good idea to download it from NOMAD), and also downloading
> It's possible that we'll eventually do a hybrid solution (e.g., the
> brightest 1 million stars are stored locally for immediate access, and
> anything fainter is streamed over the net). But for now I just need
> to know at what point a file is too large for our standard
> distribution methods (GHNS and ftp.kde.org).
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress
depends on the unreasonable man." (George Bernard Shaw)
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