There should be a way to tell the source plugin to only source nodes for a particular locale? This would allow having one Dato instance, but being able to break up in to multiple Gatsby sites where all that is changed is an environment variable
Currently, I believe it sources everything. There are ways to break it into multiple sites that limit the number of pages created, queried, etc. in gatsby-node, but the sourcing is still over-eager.
The option could look something like:
// In your gatsby-config.js
// New option vvv
It looks like there is a
locale filter option in the
datocms-client here which I think could be passed in here.
Just noting that this is an existing option on some other Gatsby plugins. The Contentful plugin, for example, calls it localeFilter: https://www.gatsbyjs.com/plugins/gatsby-source-contentful/#configuration-options.
Just to add a bit here @gatsbyjs you have now the option
It’s documented here: GitHub - datocms/gatsby-source-datocms: Official GatsbyJS source plugin to pull content from DatoCMS and here’s a little excerpt:
// Only source nodes for a specific set of locales. This can limit the memory usage by
// reducing the amount of nodes created. Useful if you have a large project in DatoCMS
// and only want to get the data from one selected locale
// localesToGenerate: ['it', 'en'],