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Probably so, Herman - that's why I always hoped for the much more lightweight GlobalsDB to be ported to ARM. 

Quite so, Evgeny.  The question is why not?

I assume that as part of the initiative to enter the IoT marketplace, an ARM port of Cache is on the cards anyway?

if so, it might as well also run on the Raspberry Pi!

Needless to say, people are wanting to use databases, for all sorts of reasons, on the RPi - eg https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=142506

and of course, they're ending up using the other usual databases that have made the investment to port to it.  So the RPi community remains unaware of what Cache could potentially do for them instead.

Seems like a missed opportunity to me, but there you go.

 

Yep, self-fullfilling prophecies have a knack of failing, Timur :-)

With Node.js versions coming in thick and fast, the question: "where do I get the appropriate version of cache.node?" is increasingly a problem for people who want to use Cache with Node.js.  

Bundling the latest versions of cache.node with build kits for the latest versions of Cache makes little sense - people need to use Node.js with whatever version of Cache they currently have installed and use.  If they update Node.js (which, as I say, is a frequent requirement these days), they won't want or expect to update Cache too.  So currently you have to download a Cache kit and install it on some temporary machine just to extract the latest cache.node files.

Instead, can I request that the cache.node kits are distributed separately in a location that users can know to look for?

Anyone else agree?

Rob

 

The web site seemed to be quietly taken down some weeks ago.  Despite what the text that now comes up says, the download files appear to no longer be at their original URLs.  

I have saved copies of the distribution files, read-me and original license (which permits re-distribution).  If you're interested, email / PM me for info (rob dot tweed at gmail dot com)

The web site seemed to be quietly taken down some weeks ago.  Despite what the text that now comes up says, the download files appear to no longer be at their original URLs.  

I have saved copies of the distribution files, read-me and original license (which permits re-distribution).  If you're interested, email / PM me for info.

If you're anything like me, you'll want to try out all this Node.js and EWD 3 stuff on a separate throwaway Virtual Machine or EC2 instance.  If so, take a look at this "installer" file that I've created:

https://github.com/robtweed/ewd-3-installers/blob/master/ewd-xpress/install_cache.sh

It's designed for use with a new "virgin" Ubuntu machine/virtual machine.  It's not really an installer script as such - there are a few steps that, by necessity, would have to be done manually, but you may find it a helpful set of steps to cut and paste into a terminal window, or to adapt for your own use into a proper installer.  I've added comments in all the places you'd need to do something manually or modify the script.

Anyone familiar with other flavours of Linux should be able to adapt it.

What will it do? It contains the instructions you need to:

  • install and configure a copy of Cache (it assumes you've downloaded the install kit)
  • install Node.js
  • Install ewd-xpress (plus its dependencies) and configure it ready for use

Hopefully this "script" will allow you to get a system up and running to play about with in just a few minutes.