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Tildes Issue Log - June 2020

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  1. [2]
    Bauke
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    Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that this will be my last edition of the Issue Log. There's several personal reasons why I'm stopping that I'd rather not get into, but don't worry, I...

    Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that this will be my last edition of the Issue Log. There's several personal reasons why I'm stopping that I'd rather not get into, but don't worry, I already told Deimos about it and gave him access to the repository in case he (or any of you) want to take it over. But if not, this is where it ends. This will be the 24th post, marking 2 years of doing this every month, so I figured it was an appropriate time to call it. Thanks for enduring my incoherent rambling all this time. :P

    If you're interested in continuing this project though, I made a Development guide that hopefully contains everything about the project. From setup to deployment.

    19 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Sad to see it come to an end, but thanks for all your efforts working on it over the years, @Bauke. ❤️❤️❤️

      Sad to see it come to an end, but thanks for all your efforts working on it over the years, @Bauke. ❤️❤️❤️

      3 votes
  2. [3]
    hungariantoast
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    Hi Bauke, I'm not sure if I ever said thanks for taking the time to write up these logs for the past two years, but thank you, and thank you for taking the time to document the infrastructure...

    Hi Bauke, I'm not sure if I ever said thanks for taking the time to write up these logs for the past two years, but thank you, and thank you for taking the time to document the infrastructure necessary for someone else to pick up this project.

    My immediate reaction to reading that you would be stopping your publication of these logs was that I would like to take up the torch and start publishing them myself.

    However, after giving it a bit more thought, I had a slightly different idea.

    @Deimos, how difficult would it be to configure a recurring topic to pull the Markdown source of a wiki page and create the topic from that?

    What I'm thinking is that we could have an "Issue Log" wiki page here on the ~tildes group that anyone could contribute to, and then on a schedule, the text of that wiki page would be posted as a recurring "Issue log" topic on ~tildes or ~tildes.official.

    The only hurdles I can think of are having the recurring topic import the wiki page text automatically, and also, the text of recurring topics cannot be edited by users, so either some users would need to have permission to edit recurring topics, or the topic would need to regularly update from the wiki page even after being posted.

    I don't know, maybe it isn't worth it, but these issue logs were kind of the only regular update we've had on the development of Tildes[1] and I think it'd be a shame to lose them. I also think the best way to keep this tradition going would be to put it democratically into the hands of the community.


    1. No offense to Deimos of course, it's just that the ~tildes.official topics are not posted on a regular schedule and often don't include all the gritty details of development (and I understand why that is).
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      Deimos
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      It wouldn't be too hard to set something like that up, but I wonder if we could just do something more "direct". For example, I've thought that it might be interesting to have something like...

      @Deimos, how difficult would it be to configure a recurring topic to pull the Markdown source of a wiki page and create the topic from that?

      It wouldn't be too hard to set something like that up, but I wonder if we could just do something more "direct".

      For example, I've thought that it might be interesting to have something like ~tildes.changelog that automatically creates a new topic whenever there's a new commit to the site repo. That would allow people to follow and discuss Tildes updates on the site itself, even when they're not significant enough for a ~tildes.official post. I think it would probably be too granular to be shown to everyone by default though, since a lot of it isn't very interesting, and it could be annoying to have a lot of topics when there's more active development happening. So I think we might need some better ability to discover/follow groups before something like that could work well.

      We could also look at doing something that's scheduled but doesn't need a wiki page or anything involved, like something that just creates a list of commits over the last month/week. It would probably still need some manual editing, but a lot of it could probably be handled automatically.

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      1. admicos
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        Wouldn't a new topic per commit be too much? I've quickly thought of two alternatives off of my head, but I expect them to have some issues: Post topics when merge requests and issues with...

        that automatically creates a new topic whenever there's a new commit to the site repo.

        Wouldn't a new topic per commit be too much?

        I've quickly thought of two alternatives off of my head, but I expect them to have some issues:

        • Post topics when merge requests and issues with specific labels (e.g. Feature Request, Bug, Important etc...) get merged
        • Have a weekly "this week's changes" post to list all commits of that week.
  3. Silbern
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    Hey man, thanks for your years of work! As a self-proclaimed internet historian, your logs are a really easy to digest way to record the history of the site, particularly in its early days, and if...

    Hey man, thanks for your years of work! As a self-proclaimed internet historian, your logs are a really easy to digest way to record the history of the site, particularly in its early days, and if it's still running in 15 years, people are going to come back to it and be able to read the evolution for themselves. And that makes me really happy :)

    On that note, it's also been just over 2 years since I joined as well, it feels like we just passed our 1 year anniversary yesterday!

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  4. suspended
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    These were all fantastic to read. Thanks for the long effort! Please, don't stop developing Tildes ReExtended (do it for baby Jeebus!) :P

    These were all fantastic to read. Thanks for the long effort! Please, don't stop developing Tildes ReExtended (do it for baby Jeebus!) :P

    6 votes