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A hacky implementation of this lives in 7.x-1.x.
The 7.x-2.x branch will do this properly, removing all notions of polling throughout the front end js code and the backend code.
For js, this means all data from the server will be pushed, and JS code should be altered to suit.
For the backend code, this means all data for clients will be pushed to a node.js backend.