[Grok-dev] Initialization/Background Code? Search the grok-dev list?

Kenneth Miller xkenneth at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 16:59:29 EDT 2008


     Is there a quick way to search the grok-dev mailing list? It's a  
bit hard to open it up by month and check out the subjects..

	Is there anywhere to put initialization code into an app or view?  
I've got a bit of code that parses some local files under the static  
directory, and I'm not sure where to place the code to do this. The  
data needs to be available to a particular view and it's associated  
viewlets, and *should* be updated whenever the view is called.

	How can I create a new thread for constant background updates? I want  
to access information from the PyPI, but the rate at which I need  
information is too fast to call the PyPIs XML-RPC methods in order to  
retrieve the information. My solution was to keep a local "copy" of  
the PyPI index for quick access, but I need a thread or something that  
updates that local copy at a regular interval (every hour or so) and  
doesn't depend on a View to be called.

Thanks for your time.

Kenneth Miller

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