13 votes

Roughly, how many people are contributing to the development (writing code) of Tildes?

Also, which major features are soon to be released?

11 comments

  1. [11]
    Micycle_the_Bichael Link
    I keep meaning to, but I couldn't get the vagrant environment to work on my machine a while back and haven't had the time/energy/willpower to do more than the 45 minutes of debugging I did way...

    I keep meaning to, but I couldn't get the vagrant environment to work on my machine a while back and haven't had the time/energy/willpower to do more than the 45 minutes of debugging I did way back then. I have other projects that more directly line up with things I need to learn for my job. So Tildes is on the backburner for now.

    9 votes
    1. emdash Link Parent
      I feel you on this. I want to contribute, but setting aside the time to get an environment set up for this is just not something I want to deal with after I get home from work at 6PM then spend 30...

      I feel you on this. I want to contribute, but setting aside the time to get an environment set up for this is just not something I want to deal with after I get home from work at 6PM then spend 30 minutes+ cooking dinner. Nothing against Tildes or its setup specifically, just dealing with code after spending the past 8 hours also working code is such an acidic feeling.

      I'm mentally drained by that point, and as much as I love to contribute, I don't think anyone wants my on-autopilot code :P

      8 votes
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      Deimos Link Parent
      Do you remember (even vaguely) what wasn't working with it?

      Do you remember (even vaguely) what wasn't working with it?

      6 votes
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        Adys Link Parent
        Having worked with vagrant a lot during my previous setup I really advise against it, it's suuuuch a hassle in Dev and you end up spending tons of time setting it up, resetting it, helping others...

        Having worked with vagrant a lot during my previous setup I really advise against it, it's suuuuch a hassle in Dev and you end up spending tons of time setting it up, resetting it, helping others set it up, debug cross platform issues, etc.

        Docker Compose is my current favourite. Is it something you'd be interested in pursuing? I may be able to help with it when I get back from holidays ...

        8 votes
        1. Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
          I probably could as well. I have spent significantly more time developing docker images for work than I have using vagrant. I actually played around with the idea of making a docket image for...

          I probably could as well. I have spent significantly more time developing docker images for work than I have using vagrant. I actually played around with the idea of making a docket image for tildes to get around my vagrant issues but again, laziness 🙃

          3 votes
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          Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
          I'm definitely not very competent with Docker, but I believe it would be extremely difficult to get an equivalent Docker setup with all the pieces working together properly. You're certainly...

          I'm definitely not very competent with Docker, but I believe it would be extremely difficult to get an equivalent Docker setup with all the pieces working together properly. You're certainly welcome to try getting it set up if you'd like, but I'm skeptical that it wouldn't just end up as basically a more complex version of Vagrant by the time you get everything working.

          Right now I have the server configuration/state managed entirely in Saltstack which can easily apply to dev versions as well as the production server so that I'm confident they're practically identical. I'm not going to use Docker in production, so I think you'd have to maintain a completely separate Docker setup just for dev, and it won't be simple.

          There was a previous thread here that discussed it a little: https://tildes.net/~tildes/bzj/tildes_docker_image

          2 votes
          1. Adys Link Parent
            The very nice thing with docker is you can reuse most (if not all) of it in Gitlab CI for testing etc. I'll get back on the 23rd, I'll try to remember to give it a shot when I'm home. Feel free to...

            The very nice thing with docker is you can reuse most (if not all) of it in Gitlab CI for testing etc.

            I'll get back on the 23rd, I'll try to remember to give it a shot when I'm home. Feel free to cc me (@jleclanche) on Gitlab if there's an issue about dev setup…

            2 votes
      2. [2]
        Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
        I don’t off the top of my head. I can look into it when I get home for a bit but I have a 15 hour shift tomorrow so I’m going to be pretty useless after 9pm ET tonight

        I don’t off the top of my head. I can look into it when I get home for a bit but I have a 15 hour shift tomorrow so I’m going to be pretty useless after 9pm ET tonight

        2 votes
        1. Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
          It's fine, don't go out of your way to do it. I was just curious if you remembered what happened, because it's generally worked fine for everyone else (at least as far as I know) and shouldn't...

          It's fine, don't go out of your way to do it. I was just curious if you remembered what happened, because it's generally worked fine for everyone else (at least as far as I know) and shouldn't require any work other than just installing the prerequisites and running vagrant up. If something's not working consistently I'd like to fix it.

          3 votes
    3. [2]
      Silbern Link Parent
      Same. I'd love to contribute, but I have little to no experience with the language and tools for Tildes. Someday though, maybe as a project for my university or something, I'll sink in the work. I...

      Same. I'd love to contribute, but I have little to no experience with the language and tools for Tildes. Someday though, maybe as a project for my university or something, I'll sink in the work. I try to contribute through occasionally posting and commenting, if that can be counted as contributing...

      2 votes
      1. Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
        Commenting and posting content is the most important contribution! Sure features are nice, but if there isn't any content or people talking, features don't do much good do they? :)

        Commenting and posting content is the most important contribution! Sure features are nice, but if there isn't any content or people talking, features don't do much good do they? :)

        4 votes