02.25.21

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Techrights Gemini Capsule, Now With Over 35,000 Pages and Files

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GPL, Site News at 9:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Blog posts combined with static (plain text) files are now 36,000+ in number, just for Gemini protocol alone; that number keeps growing as our conversion proceeds and evolves (our software will be released under terms of the AGPLv3)

THE rapid conversion of this Web site to Gemini is still ongoing and it’s being improved (we’re rerunning old conversions with new improvements incorporated, as the converters too are being enhanced).

“It’s not simple to estimate how many pages we have in total as that depends on the exact definition of page (e.g. multi-page or multi-part articles, category pages, daily archives).”As of last night, “there are 34727 pages in the Gemini capsule, of which 34554 are the articles,” an associate wrote. Code is being prepared for release (AGPLv3) in order to encourage more sites to convert to Gemini (from Web sites to capsules, which are vastly smaller in size because everything is extremely compact). Some of the latest stats:


$ time find /home/gemini/gemini/2* -type f -name '*.gmi' \
-print | wc -l
34727

With intermediate pages omitted:

$ time find /home/gemini/gemini/2* -mindepth 3 -type f \
-name '*.gmi' -print | wc -l
34554

That does not include the wiki, the Drupal side, index pages, static text files, various documents, videos etc. Those are just blog posts. This number does not include bulletins and IRC logs, either (there are thousands of them). It’s not simple to estimate how many pages we have in total as that depends on the exact definition of page (e.g. multi-page or multi-part articles, category pages, daily archives).

Techrights daily feedsIf the Gemini capsule outgrows the capacity of the 4-core SBC (to deliver in pages a timely fashion and self-update regularly), we’ll move it to a bigger server. That should not be hard. Gemini is K.I.S.S. As stated in the previous post, Gemini is definitely growing. It’s growing fast. Join now to become an “early adopter”. A good start may be setting up your own capsule.

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