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[REBOL] Re(2): REBOL Instant Messenger (P2P) - updating index files

From: arolls::bigpond::net::au at: 22-May-2001 4:22

Updating the index files every time would make it annoyingly slow, especially for 56k modem users. (I, luckily, am not one.) Just imagine it. Eugh! Also ugly is rebol "randomly" deciding it wants to update just when you want to do something. Grrr!!! No no! We can't have this situation! What needs to be done is to [size date] stamp each link in an index file. The desktop should be enhanced to check each link in the index against your local cache. If there are differences (the date is newer than the cache, or the size is different), then we need to update. Who is going to update the desktop? RT? Probably eventually. I think I would like to make my own index.r browser. It would have the feature described above. I want to do this because I would like a file lister type view of the information. (Inspiration from DirOpus :) Next is software that keeps all your index files stamped correctly. It should also work its way up the tree. If a sub-folder index file is changed, then the parent folder index file should be restamped with new [size date], and its parent folder, etc etc. to the root of all the index files. I might write such software too. If an index.r file lists an file with a size and date that is newer/different than the file you have in your cache, then when you click on the file, it should be loaded from the net and updated in your cache. Anton.