[OpenLayers-Dev] csw format

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Jun 4 14:19:54 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 12:14:58PM -0500, Matt Priour wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 05:01:51PM -0600, Tim Schaub wrote:
> >> At some point, it seems like we should discuss hosting a lite (but
> >> fairly functional build) so people wouldn't complain about OL continuing
> >> to get bigger with every release.
> >
> > I think the real answer is we shouldn't make using a full build of
> > OpenLayers the recommended path, and instead encourage everyone to build
> > a custom build profile.
> I think one path that OpenLayers could take in 3.0 is to implement lazy, 
> on-demand loading of the library components like YUI. Also like YUI, it 
> could be hosted on Google's CDN and have several "pre-built" modules so that 
> neither the entire library is downloaded nor each specific file unless need 
> be.
> Just a possible idea for the future.

We've discussed this i the past, but this is something that requies a
lot of effort to get right; in the past we've gone against this kind of
thing due to the difficulty.

Christopher Schmidt

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