[kepler-dev] PtolemyII 5.0beta release

Edward A. Lee eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed May 25 04:32:11 PDT 2005

At 11:35 AM 5/24/2005 -0700, Shawn Bowers wrote:
>Edward A. Lee wrote:
>>It seems that search and browse is to have an index file and a way
>>to update it...  The index file should be updated lazily, and definitely
>>not on startup...
>Actually, the way it currently is in both Ptolemy and Kepler, I don't 
>really see a difference, except for initial start up time.  Basically, in 
>Kepler you know when you try to start it up that there are actors that 
>don't work (i.e., that don't exist or that didn't compile).  In Ptolemy, 
>you find out they don't work when you open the folder that contains them 
>... which throws an exception and basically crashes the system.

??? It doesn't crash the system in Ptolemy II.
If it does in Kepler, we should fix that...

Another advantage of an index is that it could be very fast
even if very large...  Google desktop does this, for example...


Edward A. Lee
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