These are chat archives for Sensorica/valuenetwork

19th
Apr 2016
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:33
Hi everyone. I decided it's time I slowly crash your party :) I have an instance of the NRP set up on digital ocean and will thoroughly go over the conversations in this channel and the documentation before bombarding you with questions. I have wanted to help in development since joining Sensorica but had to regain my coding skills and catch up with modern frameworks and languages. Give me a couple of weeks to learn the plumbing and I should be ready to tackle some issues. Thanks for all your hard work!
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Apr 19 2016 16:39
Hi everyone… I mentioned this to Bob and Lynn but I’ve been out of commission because of my thesis defence which is coming up on May 9. I’ve had a lot of pressure from my university to complete this term and it’s going well and I’m on track. I will jump back in after and am so looking forward to closing the school chapter (for now :) Jim, also take a look at the map we created in metamaps. This will give you some idea of some of the features we discussed. We envisioined the NRP as something of a hybrid between the current Sensorica site and the NRP (project descriptions, list of members, etc.). Happy reading and looking forward to jumping back in soon.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:54
Thanks Maria. Good luck with your defense! I will need an invite for metamaps.
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 16:55
Hey Jim! Welcome to the party!
Twill be really great to have somebody learning the backend code.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:56
:) Yeah I'm somewhat of a masochist...
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 16:56
And congratulations on getting it up and running on digital ocean!
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:56
lol jk
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 16:57
You are maybe the second person (along with Chris) who has a running NRP system on the internet besides me and Lynn.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:57
Thank you Bob. I started following some Django tutorials to get a feel for things.
lol
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 16:57
A couple of people have gotten dev systems running.
We want to create something like a docker container but don't have time to learn and do ourselves.
The docker on the github repo did not work last I checked.
Thierry Marianne did it along time ago.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 16:58
From what I understand, it doesn't run on all hardware right (docker)
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 16:58
I don't know.
We're working with some people in Spain who want to install it themselves and their server admin doesnt like docker.
But an easy packaged installer would be wonderful.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 17:01
I tried writing a pip installer for the PV project but never got around to finishing it
A lot of things were still new to me :)
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 17:26
You should also know that NRP is still back on Django 1.4...
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 18:13
Yeah I noticed that. Does that mean it might have security vulnerabilities?
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 19:16
Yes. We're not using HTTPS, either.
Some of the people on the FreedomCoop fork are talking about helping with both of those problems (upgrading to the latest Django and moving to HTTPS).
Basic problem, which those guys seem to understand, is that there's a lot more work that needs to be done than Lynn and I can do all by ourselves. So your entry into the fray will help a lot.
Lynn Foster
@fosterlynn
Apr 19 2016 19:54
Hey @snowy13 this is awesome news! Welcome to the fray! :smile:
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Apr 19 2016 20:34
@snowy13 if you wrote up what it took to get NRP running on Digital Ocean, I would add links to that and Chris's writeup to the github repo readme.
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 20:39
Thanks Lynn!
I'll document it tonight @bhaugen. Still want to take a stab at installing it on a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3
Jim Anastassiou
@snowy13
Apr 19 2016 20:54
I'll save that for the weekend. I already set up a Django server last week on a Pi with the help of Scott, a new affiliate. Had no problems with the debian port.