I was recently trying to remove/increase-exponentially the image and attachment file size caps on my private discourse forum, and unknowingly bumped into the 10MB hard-coded limit. While reading through this site to figure out what was going on, I saw a thread (which I have tried to failed twice to re-locate, sorry) mentioning an initiative to allow for arbitrary file uploads by using some file upload software, such as plupload. I am curious about the state of this initiative and where I might be able to help out.
- What are the current limitations that make large file uploads a bad idea? Front-end limitations? Server-side limitations?
- What efforts have been made so far? Anything that can be built upon?
- Is there a group working on this? How can I get involved?
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