A correction to Alex's message:
The username for anonymous ftp on ftp.gramps-project.org is not
"anonymous", but "ftp@..."
Don Allingham wrote:
> Alex is having some email issues, so I an forwarding this for him.
> request for lare data files
> "Alex Roitman" <shura@...>
> Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:33:07 -0500
> Hi everybody,
> As a part of development effort towards 2.2 release
> of gramps, we are moving to the true atomic transactions
> in the grdb format. In short, this means that any
> change will either be completely written into the database
> or not written at all. This insures data integrity and
> avoids database breakage when some pieces have already
> been written, but some other did not due to some error, and
> then the database is in the inconsistent (corrupted) state.
> The Berkeley DB transactions require many changes that are
> almost complete in the development branch. One of these
> changes is that the record locking is performed for
> transactions. This is a low-level DB stuff and should not
> be the concern of the user. However, in practice huge
> transactions such as large data imports may require a lot
> of locks. If the number of required locks exceeds the
> database setting, the import will fail.
> In order to get a good idea about the good settings
> for the database locks, it would be nice to have many
> large datasets. We can generate some dummy sets, but
> it is also useful to have an idea about real data.
> The number of needed locks depends on the data structure.
> We would like to ask for contributions of large datafiles
> (5 thousand people and more), in gedcom or gramps XML format,
> in order to gather information about the database lock settings.
> If you are willing to contribute your data, please feel free
> to FTP it to ftp.gramps-project.org into the "incoming"
> directory. The username is "anonymous", the password is
> any string.
> Only Don and myself can get files from this site, and we will
> not make your data public. Your data will be deleted from
> the server once either of us downloads it to his copmuter.
> We will also destroy your data from our computers when we
> are finished with analyzing the statistics. However, if you
> feel like protecting vital data, please don't hesitate to
> do that since the exact details of the data are not important
> for us. What's important is the statistics of the real
> data (how many records are linked to how many other records,
> If you decide to contribute your data, please email
> either don or shura at gramps-project dot org domain
> that you have done so (or if you have a problem).
> Contributions are much appreciated, and will eventually
> benefit all the users after 2.2 is out.