[Soc-coordination] GSoC project: fedmsg for the Debian infrastructure

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Fri Apr 26 07:07:35 UTC 2013

This one time, at band camp, Simon Chopin said:
> Quoting Stephen Gran (2013-04-25 21:17:29)
> > This one time, at band camp, Simon Chopin said:
> > > The thing itself is based on the ZeroMQ protocol.
> > 
> > One of the principles, up to now, of system design for the debian.org
> > infrastructure has been that it can tolerate single nodes being off line
> > for periods of time.  My understanding of ZeroMQ is that it doesn't do
> > very well when the sender and the receiver aren't on line at the same
> > time.  I have not used ZeroMQ in any serious way, so I'm only repeating
> > what I've heard.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> Well, as I understand it, when sender or receiver are not online, there
> is simply no message passing. If your concern is about what happens to
> the backlog when the consumer comes back online, then I've already
> written about that earlier today :-)

OK, that's fairly straight forward, then.  I'm not convinced yet that
this is going to work out as a debian.org service.

But, that being said, I think we need something like this, and no one
else appears to be working on it at the moment.  Go on and make it
easily installable and make people interested in it.  If there are
architectural problems we can't live with for our needs, we'll still
benefit from your work.  Thanks for doing this.

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