[Server-devel] [XSCE] A couple of thoughts about moving forward.
georgejhunt at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 20:32:51 EDT 2013
I look forward to playing with the XSCE installed via Ansible.
Will there be an install procedure, and cookbook, to try it out?
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.com>wrote:
> Well, I was sort of hoping:
> * We could start to have discussions and work around some/all of the
> topics as a community. Everyone here has way more expertise than me in many
> (if not all) of the topics I listed. We can build a much better server if
> we all can use our expertise in the relevant part of the server. This
> transcends the pure software-development aspect of XSCE.
> * As the 0.4 version of the XSCE is nearing release, it's a good time to
> start thinking about additions/changes for 0.5. One of the consistent
> efforts (and demands) has been to make the server code more manageable, and
> by extension, modular and scalable.
> * 0.2.1 was a drop-in replacement of the XS-0.6/7
> * 0.3 involved a major reorganization to make the services more modular
> * 0.4 built upon that, by providing all the code in the same modular
> Within Activity Central, a team of developers (Santi, Miguel, Ajay, Anna)
> have been working on converting services available on the XSCE into
> ansible playbooks. The playbooks are written in a syntax which is *very
> easy to understand*, and the same playbook can be run on different
> platforms to produce the same effect. The playbooks can provide variables
> which may be integrated easily with other administration web-services (for
> example ajenti <http://ajenti.org/>).
> I hope to share the code for the playbooks very soon, so anyone can have a
> look at and try them. We have been able to get a fully functional server up
> just by playbooks and reusing/restructuring the available XSCE (xs-config)
> As someone leading the Dextrose Server initiative, I would push for the
> inclusion of these playbooks in XSCE-0.5. There is long term value in
> learning a bit of ansible and being able to work at a higher abstraction
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Tim Moody <tim at timmoody.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for making this public. What do you see as the next step?
>> >From: Anish Mangal
>> >Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:16 PM
>> >To: xsce-devel at googlegroups.com ; server-devel ; Tim Moody
>> >Subject: Re: [XSCE] A couple of thoughts about moving forward.
>> >Hi Tim, et. al.,
>> >Since it was requested that I share my conversations with various
>> deployments over the summer yielded in form of potential requirements for
>> the school server, I created this wiki page:
>> >There's obviously more data available, but what you see is a filtered
>> version of guidelines I think we should keep in mind while developing a
>> school server.
>> >Do the points in there (summarized below) make sense? I intentionally
>> created this page on the sugardextrose.org wiki. If it has greater
>> acceptance community-wide, I'd be happy to move it to the main XSCE wiki.
>> >* Statistics
>> >* Content
>> >* Internet traffic shaping
>> >* Administration
>> >* Networking
>> >* Classroom and School management
>> >* Total Cost of Ownership
>> >* Power
>> >* Sneakernet -> LAN -> Internet
>> >* i18n
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