SUMMARY: first technical PPPM meeting
drj826 at acm.org
Thu Jun 6 02:28:06 CDT 2002
Once again (my problem in a nutshell) I'm looking for is a way to
understand what's in the perl memory heap because on very large
publishing projects perl tries to use the memory on all computers in a
50 mile radius :-)
I've got a website set up at http://iadev.org/ (short for "Information
Architecture Development") that has a little more information about what
I've been working on. I'm afraid a lot of the material is somewhat out
of date, but given sufficien nagging, I'm sure I could be prodded into
Tim Chambers wrote:
>Attendees: Tim Chambers, Bob Gattis, Don Johnson
>Location: Panda Express
>Don asked us for help solving a memory problem he's having. He uses a system
>called Information Architecture (IA) to organize documents. It uses a
>structural DTD in XML to describe document structure. The IA also handles
>document content. The system converts the XML documents to HTML for access
>from a web browser.
>It works alright up to about 10,000 documents. But the process runs out of
>memory (4Gb) on a collection of 25,000 documents.
>Don brought his laptop and demonstrated the system to us. It's released
>under the GPL. He said he'd send it to me for our PPPM Web site. He gave me
>permission to nag him to get it done. (Don, this is your first nag. :-)
># # #
>You all might not realize it, but we haven't had a "technical" PPPM meeting
>before today. You might say that Eric Raymond's talk (jointly sponsored by
>the PPPM and Pikes Peak Linux Users Group) counts, but he didn't talk about
>So I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage all members to send me
>ideas for future meetings.
>FYI, I talked with Rob Nagler of bivio.net (Boulder), who is on our list.
>Bivio has a Perl-based Web technology you can check out for yourself at
>www.bivio.net. He's also currently finishing up work on a new book. (Care to
>share any details, Rob? I don't want to announce anything specific without
>your consent.) He and I agreed to touch base again in the fall. I bring this
>up because I consider Rob's book and Bivio's technology to be fodder for
>future PPPM meetings, too.
drj826 at acm.org
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