TBradley at jabber.com
Thu Apr 19 21:53:54 CDT 2001
After reading this email list for 8 months, I believe I have just
experienced the first troll!
From: Greg Hookey
To: info at jabber.org
Cc: jdev at jabber.org
Sent: 4/19/01 6:56 PM
Subject: [JDEV] why?
I've been looking over your IM system for a while now and I am
why you have made certain design decisions.
1) XML....it's new...it's usefull in some situations, but not this one.
Why did you choose it. It's makes now sense. You made your
files way too complex. You've used it as your user database in
file per user is in no fashion scalable and makes your IM system
rediculously slow. XML has no place here. Especially in a file
2) Why in your new CVS version, try to solve this problem by
a relation database for a file system. You must realize that this
is plain rediculous and does not solve the problem of parsing an
per user when this should be realistically a database of such
I've considering using your product in several projects now and I have
been deterred by these poor design/implementation decisions. A tip,
because a technology is out there doesn't necessarily mean that is is a
solution for a problem. And again, XML doesn't fit the bill. I will
to watch your progress and I wish you luck in the future. Without a
design, you are truly going to need it.
464 West 13th Ave
ghookey at elegant.ca
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