[Server-devel] [XSCE] A couple of thoughts about moving forward.
dfarning at activitycentral.com
Thu Aug 29 20:36:03 EDT 2013
The code is moving to github as we speak/type :)
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Anish,
> 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>
>> 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
>> 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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