Author Open Sourcing the MangaDex@Home Client, Symfony Devs Acquired, and User Research Survey Results
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Hallo Mangadex,

I was wondering how the software acts with the content; will it continue to change or will it stay the same (Because SSD might be a thing; it can degrade faster on a lot of writes)?

1. Is there a way to force/prefer a client? Let's say I want to add a server that I know is good to use; I would love to use it and not a random; that is not good. Is that a possibility?
2. What is the OS for the client? Linux I hope? It's Java so Windows or Linux it seems
3. Is there a way to set your preferences for what to cache? My personal annoyance is reading the newest chapters (or once in a while bigger ones); I always got one or two bad ones or a lot...

I truly like the idea, though.
Holo
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Your shard allocation stays the same, which means that over time, the number of writes should reduce once you've cached a lot of chapters in your shards.

1. Your client is assigned a number of shards to cache, which is random. The higher your allocated quota, the more shards you are assigned. So unless you are setting 10TB and caching absolutely everything, there wouldn't be a point to only using your own client.
2. Anything that can run Java.
3. The newest chapters are not served through the network - they served from the webserver via ddos-guard, who does the caching. The network only serves older chapters in the archives. Shards are allocated randomly, and there's no way for clients to choose which shards to cache.

The network is currently coping well, recorded traffic is around 1.5 Gbps, which means that it's probably going at over 2 Gbps, taking into account Tachiyomi etc.
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I just noticed what a MangaDex@Home is. It's beautiful. Congratulations on this thing, it's really inspiring to see things like that on the web!
BraveDude8
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@Samhill For now, mangadex.network is global and personal.
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Wow that's a lot of response! It feel so good to be part of a comunity where adm and users are motivated to improve the platform ^^
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The legacy reader is the only way this site even works on my older iPads. I also prefer it on my computer.
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@Truck-kun
I think the blame for the former can be cast on the inevitable forward march of technology and Apple's extremely closed development ecosystem.

As for the latter, now's a good time to mention the reasons why you prefer it, if they haven't been mentioned already (image preload limits, UI clutter)
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I dont check new usually. Am i missing something? Whats this new mangadex hom stuff. And what legacy reader?
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@Kriskevz23
Dear reader, please continue on as you were.
"Mangadex@ Home" and other features are upgrades to the site. If you aren't finding any issues with reading manga then everything is working perfectly!

The "Legacy reader" is an old version of the webpage where you read your manga, it works slightly better if you have slow internet but otherwise it has been replaced (a long time ago) by the "New" one that you are already reading on.
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Just out of curiosity how do you use the legacy reader because I'm just curious about the differences between the two.
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The legacy reader is incompatible with MangaDex@​Home so we'll likely be killing it off in the near future for the sake of the servers. Would recommend making the switch and getting used to the new reader!

I followed the advice for a moment and now I'm back to legacy reader because I couldn't figure out a way to disable the ""feature"" of going to the previous page if you click on the left side of the image. Is there any way to disable that? I don't want to have to constantly focus on where my mouse is positioned when I'm reading, I just want to go to the next page without having to fight with the UI.
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@Ovdose
Input settings > Turn page by tapping/clicking > Always turn forward?
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@MavB_Ver
Thank you for the help, that solved the problem. I wasn't aware the new reader has its own settings menu behind that "Settings" button.
Holo
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The default reader is highly customisable, some would argue too customisable, lol
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@holo; thanks for your fast response :) how is the scaling for the storage? is this allowed to be become smaller in time?
Bluntly I'm planning to put my server in the datacenter (not yet; within a few months?); I was thinking of using putting pretty much space up to it because I'm not using it in the beginning; but in the future I would probably want to reclaim that space. Is that possible and allowed?

and how about the bandwidth? Let's say I put in 5 gbit; and want to scale it back on a later date; is that allowed?
Last edited 8 days ago by ilaurens.
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@JohnnyC
Settings > Site Settings > Reader > Legacy
Holo
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@ilaurens Yes, both are allowed.
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@Plykiya you can use a "Word cloud" or http://www.writewords.org.uk/phrase_count.asp to summarize the free text responses.
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why not use github?
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Is there any chance of making a new project using Elixir and Phoenix Framework? It would bring the site performance to a whole new level. I'm web developer and would love to help you guys in this play