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Discussion on: Flat node_modules is not the only way

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Zoltan Kochan Author

The server feature was added for glitch. Their use case is that they have many containers that use a shared store but the containers don't have access to the store. So when an installation is done in a container, actions like "download a tarball from the registry" or "link a package from the store to my project" are delegated to the store server.

It probably deserves a separate article.

I see big potential in the store server. Like in the future it could keep the store warm or seed the packages in a p2p network.

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Got it, thanks for explaining again. I'll convert some projects and file any issues I may find.