[wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

Rainer Meier r.meier at wpkg.org
Mon Aug 4 10:45:30 CEST 2008

Hi Joe,

Joe Konecny wrote:
> Although I have never used it I assumed that the web front end used the
> xml files already.  If not, I agree that it should.

No, it does not. It uses a database backend to store all information.
WPKG includes direct support to read the XML files using HTTP protocol 
(using basic authentication). This is quite efficient as WPKG just needs 
to fetch the XML files using HTTP instead of connecting to a CIFS share 
to open several files (which can be quite inefficient). I made good 
experience even on slow VPN connections using WPKG WEB and HTTP access 
while I was not really satisfied with access speed of CIFS shares over 
slow VPN connections.

See config.xml and wpkg.js parameters to read more about how wpkg.js can 
fetch XML files from HTTP URLs.

The "new" WPKG WEB could probably support the same interface too (which 
is a nice-to-have feature).


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