Skip Menu |

This queue is for tickets about the Brackup CPAN distribution.

Report information
The Basics
Id: 18315
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: Brackup

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: adamk [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: (no value)
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Add a cost modelling method to the Target API.
OK, so it's not what I'm personally going to care about, and probably not you either. But you can bet your ass as soon as people start to use for-cost remote backup systems, they are going to want to know what each backup run will cost (for the transfer) and how much it will increase their monthly bill both _by_ and _to_ etc etc. SO! You could start by adding an estimated_cost method to the Target API. This would probably return a hash-ref containing something like (to start with)... $cost = { one_off_cost => 1234, (integer US cents?) monthly_cost_change => 1234, (could be negative) monthly_cost_after => 1234, }; So Filesystem can then be just zero/zero/zero, Amazon (transfer * 0.20)/(change * 0.15)/(after * 0.15), and when GDrive turns up, it will work too. Of course longer term those numbers probably need to be a bit more complex (proper finance shite) but doing it in basic US cents would probably be enough. With that working, you could then add a flag that will show the cost change and then prompt to continue, or something. You know people will want it :)
heh, nice. good idea!

This service is sponsored and maintained by Best Practical Solutions and runs on infrastructure.

Please report any issues with to