Funding Cyrus High Availability

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Sep 16 18:56:58 EDT 2004

Lee wrote:

> I imagine for a big project like this, refunds could be given. I think 
> its more a matter of finding someone to deal with this. Id be happy to 
> do it, but i think it would be best if Ken or another core developer 
> that everyone knows and already trusts is in charge of holding the cash. 
> Any Ideas Ken?

I wouldn't expect anyone to give money until someone (me?) decides to 
move forward with the project.  As of right now it looks like we have 
about $1k pledged in small increments, so it definitelt looks like there 
is interest.  If some of the "heavy hitters" come in, this project might 
take off sooner rather than later.

> I would bet that if a "Fund Cyrus Replication" link were made 
> prominently on the cyrus homepage, 3-5k could be raised in less than a 
> month.

I can't control this. that would be up to Derrick or someone else at 
CMU.  I can do whatever I want with the HTTP server at my location, if 
somebody can point me at some HTML/PHP/Java/Perl/etc code which I cxan 
put in place quickly.

> P.S. Ken, not sure if this would be easier or more complex, but another 
> alternative here might be to write a mysql backend to cyrus, which would 
> eliminate the need to worry about redundancy given mysql's multimaster 
> functionality (this might also provide better searching/sort/access and 
> enormous scaleability to the cyrus backends).

I think this would cause performance to suffer greatly.  I think what we 
want is "lazy" replication, where the client gets instant results from 
the machine its connected to, and the replication is done in the 
background.  I believe this is what David's implementation does.

Question:   Are people looking at this as both redundancy and 
performance, or just redundance?

> On Sep 16, 2004, at 4:58 PM, SAiello at wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I would be willing to pay for this function. Though I am just a 
>> startup, and
>> have very little capital. Most I could prolly do is $100 to $200. Not 
>> much.
>> My fear, which maybe the fear of others is the risk of putting money 
>> in, but
>> there not being enough support by others to reach the cash goal. Thus the
>> project never is done. What happens in that case ?
>> Thanks,
>> On Thursday 16 September 2004 11:00 am, you wrote:
>>> What do people think about a bounty program like horde's:
>>> Basically people can make paypal donations to fund certain features.
>>> For something like the high availability support, Im guessing that ALOT
>>> of people would donate small to large amounts of cash to see this
>>> functionality implemented ( i certainly would).
>>> What do you all think?
>>> L
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