[ckan-discuss] distributing changes and syncing instances

Benoit Boissinot bboissin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 12:47:54 GMT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Friedrich Lindenberg
<friedrich at pudo.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>>> Our current analysis is here:
>>> http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/wiki/DistributingChanges
> Two thoughts:
> - I don't know if this has been discussed previously, but after
> researching OAI-PMH (http://www.openarchives.org/) for a bit, I feel
> like there is a lot of functional overlap here. The protocol is
> non-REST, overengineered and it does not have native support for
> versioning, yet it is widely accepted and supported (DSpace and most
> other OA servers, Google Scholar, etc.).
To me, it looks quite different, it's only about exchange, I have the
impression there is an authoritative server, and no need to merge, or
keep history around.

> - There seems to be a lot of interesting work going on wrt replication
> in CouchDB. While adopting their technology for package data storage
> (instead of SQL) is probably overkill, maybe there are some abstract
> ideas we could ... inherit?


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