From: Stuart Donaldson <stu@as...> - 2003-01-28 00:01:52
Ken Lalonde wrote:
>Let me suggest the adoption of patch 608957 (If-Modified-Since support).
>To me, it seems backward of WebKit to cache data across
>the (very fast) disk to memory gap, while ignoring HTTP support
>for caching across the often vastly slower network layer.
>>From: Stuart Donaldson <stu@...>
>>To: "Love, Jay" <Jay.Love@...>
>>Cc: 'Geoffrey Talvola' <gtalvola@...>,
>> Webware devel <webware-devel@...>
>>Subject: Re: [Webware-devel] Apache 2 support for mod_webkit and release 0
>>Anybody have anything else they thing should get addressed for the beta
>>2 release? I have updated release notes accordingly, and will put a note
>>in regarding the Apache2 support. It is definately looking pretty stable.
I agree that Webware should support this. It is one of the patches
that I too would like to see adopted sooner, rather than later. But we
also have a strong requirement to not introduce anything remotely
unstable for the 0.8 release, I don't currently have the time to go over
the patch thoroughly enough to fully test it out and apply it. It
looks significant enough that I would want to set up some test cases to
make certain that it was having the desired effect, as well as not
causing any undesired effects.
It has been my intention to try and get this issue, as well as some
other issues addressed in Webware soon after the 0.8 release. For my
part, I have have been hesitent to try changing too much in Webware/CVS
in the last several months because people have begun to rely on the CVS
trunk. Once the 0.8 release is out that buys us some time where CVS can
be used for development again, as fewer people will need to be working
off of the CVS trunk, and can be using a good stable release instead.
If others have tried this patch, or some of the other developers can
chime in with a "Yeah, I am fully confident that it will work without
any difficulty or incompatibilities at all" then I could see trying to
get it into 0.8. But right now, it is unfortunately my opinion that it
is not a good candidate for the 0.8 release.
Thanks for the patch. I will try to get it addressed shortly after the
0.8 release if nobody else jumps up and does it.
-Stuart Donaldson -