I've been monitoring the server and I think that with the caching in place
the timeouts are gone, but of course we need to add the new versions as
they appear.

Richard: what do you think about adding a couple of future versions too, so
we don't forget?

On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM, Richard Duivenvoorde <rdmaili...@duif.net>

> On 04-11-16 15:07, Michael.Dodd wrote:
> > Have just installed 2.18 and got the normal plugins I use but then
> > wanted to try another one and got the message that the official plugins
> > directory is unavailable, not sure if this is to do with the parameter
> > value 2.18
> Hi Michael,
> can you please try again?
> FYI: this is the url that is retrieved for the xml containing the plugin
> information:
> https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml?qgis=2.18
> because every request to this url is a query into the database, our
> backend had a hard time some months ago. So Alessandro (in cc) added a
> caching mechanisme [0] in which the server itself retrieves the xml for
> all QGIS versions and saves them on the cache.
> In that way calling the ?qgis=??? url does not stress the server too
> much. BUT with the recent release I forgot the add the new version
> number in the script [0], so no caching, so stress on the server etc etc
> etc :-)
> NOW it is cached again, and shouls work. I think in your specific case
> you had a timeout because of 'server stress'..
> Regards,
> Richard Duivenvoorde
> [0] https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Django/blob/master/scripts/
> get_plugins_xml

Alessandro Pasotti
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