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Thankfully, each new package is given the next free ID number, incrementally. There are some 19,000 packages, but because of deletions the (current) max ID is around 34,000. Finding the last/newest ID involves blind trial and error. With a decent search algo less than 100 trials are needed, but a hundred json calls still takes time. A liberal application of threading doubled or tripled the speed.

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