Is it possible for me to change how frequently updates are refreshed? I keep having to refresh my page manually to see notifications for posts and messages. I know they often refresh on their own, but I’d like to set it to do that on a more frequent basis please <3
I have no idea, but I am dumb enough to guess:
I think it’s the
timeout on line
100000 for example it should be updated every 1,5 minutes instead of every 5 minutes I’d guess.
I’ve just seen in another discussion that @flaburgan has changed the default polling frequency in his pod. Let’s ask him to confirm the method.
I assume that because you’re directly changing a file that’s part of the installation rather than making a copy (such as when you copy
diaspora.yml) you’d have to make this change again after each update.
The polling frequency was set to 5 minutes in order to avoid unnecessary load on servers, so it wouldn’t be good to enable individual users to change the polling frequency for their account; there’s no reason, however, why I podmin shouldn’t easily be able to change the frequency, so a setting for this in
diaspora.yml sounds like a good proposal to me.
@deusfigendi is right, you only have to change that line to change the polling time. And yes, it’s probably a good idea to make that configurable in
diaspora.yml. I’m also wondering if we should change the default value, 5 minutes seems a bit big, maybe 2 is better from a user point of view. We need to measure the load it represents though, maybe @denschub or @dmorley can tell us as they have big pods?
Thanks guys! Glad I could find a good reasonable potential change to settings to better support podmins I’d be interested to see what kind of change on the load of my server would be like if I changed it to something smaller.
On this note, I should probably let everyone know that starting tomorrow I will be taking a two month sabatical to focus on my overall health (many areas), so no social media or major tech at all during that time frame. Hope I can helpful in the time being though
Notifications don’t cause significant database load, so I don’t think it really matters. We should just keep in mind that polling isn’t a solution for anything realtime, we should employ other techniques for that.
Can I ask on that note what other techniques you may recommend for this (out of curiosity)?
Either long polling, or WebSockets, if we can build them in a way that doesn’t kill perf and make everything significantly more complicated.