Tue 31 Mar 2015 4:14PM

promote diaspora-installer packages on wiki

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 17

Now that apt-get install diaspora-installer is available, I think we should promote them prominently on wiki. Currently only Hamara Linux includes it in official repo of a stable release with other distros coming soon.


Poll Created Tue 31 Mar 2015 4:15PM

create a section for automated installation and add Hamara Closed Fri 10 Apr 2015 3:34PM

by Pirate Praveen Wed 26 Apr 2017 7:56AM

It is not ready at the moment, will revisit after addressing the concerns raised.

We should add Hamara in a separate section since it has an installer package. We can add other distros here as and when they have the package in their official repo for a stable release.


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Pirate Praveen
Tue 31 Mar 2015 4:17PM

gaving an automated installer package is a big step for easy installation and we should promote it prominently.


Pirate Praveen
Tue 31 Mar 2015 4:17PM

having an automated installer package is a big step for easy installation and we should promote it prominently.


Jonne Haß
Wed 1 Apr 2015 8:43AM

I'm fine with mentioning it, but I don't think we're just right there yet for making it the preferred method. Especially due to lack of support via regular channels of the project and lack of update plan in the event of security issues.


Sat 4 Apr 2015 11:23PM

thumbs up to prominent mention as an important work in progress, a great way to encourage testing and contributions. -- podmins will want a popular distro where hot-fixes are quickly included but some manual intervention is not a problem


Jonne Haß Tue 31 Mar 2015 7:29PM

I have a few questions:

  • Over which channels will you support troubles during installation?
  • How do updates work with the package?
  • How will updates work that require manual intervention, like the upcoming 0.5?
  • Which Ruby versions does the package support?

Pirate Praveen Wed 1 Apr 2015 7:16AM

  • respective distro bug trackers are preferred for support
  • we are yet to implement updates (may be we can wait till we implement updates before we promote it). We are planning to implement it when 0.5 is released.
  • are the interventions only for migrations or some other cases? we'll have to inform users if manual steps are necessary.
  • the default ruby version of the distro (currently it is 2.1 on debian)

Jason Robinson Thu 2 Apr 2015 9:56PM

I'm not sure what is meant by "separate section". Why not just add some more info under the "Installation/Hamara" page - or make a "Installation/Debian package"? It could be in a different sub section, just like PaaS environments etc are.

It is great that packaging work is being done but IMHO the package cannot be the preferred method simply because any kind of packaging will always lag behind unless the packaging is done by the core project. That would take a while to reach that stage where packages would be the preferred method of distribution for diaspora I think.


Flaburgan Tue 12 May 2015 5:51PM

@praveenarimbrathod so, 0.5 is out, what's the current state of your work, how do you plan to deal with updates, especially those including manual step actions?


Pirate Praveen Wed 13 May 2015 7:25AM

@flaburgan new installations use I'm currently working on 0.4 to 0.5 update, hoping to complete in next few days. Minor updates are already handled.

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