These are chat archives for ushahidi/Community

25th
Aug 2015
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 00:27
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] Still wrangling with custom form support. Wiring up the UI and post steps
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 01:09
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] Fixed our crazy npm issue on linux.. I think we were missing some build tools needed for installing the npm modules
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] but it didn't fail loudly enough
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] Now I have a working server build with ansible
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 02:38
Just popping in to give some greetings. I’m hoping to do some contributing going forward. My background is more GIS in nature, so if there’s something I don’t see that you think I might have particular interest in I’m always open to suggestions. Really admire the work you guys do!
Robbie Mackay
@rjmackay
Aug 25 2015 03:40
@benstoltz thanks for saying hi!
Would be super happy to have any contributions to making things better from the GIS side..
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 06:31
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] Just realized; https://github.com/ushahidi/platform-client/blob/master/mocked_backend/api/v3/forms.json#L17 is no longer valid
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] or I could be mistaking
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] right now I can retrieve with; api/v3/forms/141/attributes
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] would be nice if there was an endpoint to pull the form the form attributes
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 07:19
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] @eyedol huh? not sure what you're asking
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] you can pull /forms:id
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] or forms/:id/attributes
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] you can't grab it all at once if thats what you mean
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] Yeah. Was hoping I could
[Henry Addo, Ushahidi] looking into how to get it by the form id
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 11:05
[Vaibhav Bhawsar, Ushahidi] my updates: i'm taking today to work through the dc.js integration in client and trying to get some graph to render for the activity page
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 11:34
@rjmackay Thanks for the greeting! Oh, is there anything in particular you would like for me to look at?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 13:27
[Jason Mule, Ushahidi] today: Working on creating an admin user for a new deployment for Cloud
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 14:27
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] @Jess @Robbie I'm happy to handle the external stat API stuff
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] Just let me know what needs to be done
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] yayayyyy @brianherbert
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] I don't want that to be a distraction
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] i'll sync up with you later
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] Thanks!
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 14:48
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] @all today i put together the to do list for cloud launch. Going over with comms and robbie tonight then i'll release for feedback
[Zack Halloran, Ushahidi] cool
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 14:55
[Seth Hall, Ushahidi] @Robbie shouldn't issues be activated here, since we are moving all issues from Phab to Github? https://github.com/ushahidi/platform-pattern-library
[Seth Hall, Ushahidi] I just activated them, fyi
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] @Seth no. Right not everything is on the platform repo
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] otherwise we're just chasing issues between repos
[Seth Hall, Ushahidi] ok, I thought we were migrating. I'll let you do your thing.
[Seth Hall, Ushahidi] makes sense, I did notice that a few of mine did not migrate over to Platform
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] yea. anything that was only on the pattern library didn't migrate. I can run the importer for those if you want?
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] Need to try out the multi repo support waffle or huboard. If we can manage multiple repos issues easily enough it might work..
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 15:35
[Seth Hall, Ushahidi] running the importer would be worth, although if it is too much trouble I can just migrate manually. I only have 3, not sure about @Brandon or @sophie
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:05
[Guest28 (guest)] hi guys
[Guest28 (guest)] i'm searching some information about ushahidi 3
[Guest28 (guest)] i note that installation is quite complicate respect old version!
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:16
Hi there :) to be honest I don’t know a lot about the old version from practical experience, but I do know that making a simpler installer for the new version is definitely on the todo list :)
this design also allows for more flexibility in designing new ways to access the platform, so long term it’ll be worth it, but for now its a little complicated
if there is anything specific you’re stuck on, I’m sure someone here will be able to help
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:18
[Guest28 (guest)] wow it should be easier as wordpress?
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 16:18
@hollycorbett Is the intent to create a cli type installer manager in the future?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:19
[Guest28 (guest)] wow thanks...i'm not a developer...
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:20
well in the near future, like wordpress it’ll be possible to pay a small amount for someone else to deal with all the tech stuff and still have your own site - just like with wordpress
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:21
[Guest28 (guest)] yes, but the installation of wordpress is easier also for a selfhosted
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:21
@benstoltz - tbh I’m not sure on the specifics of teh installer plans… I just know that we’re aware its not simple right now and that the simpler it is, the more people will be able to get up and going
@guest28 - for sure - thats def under consideration here too :) ushahidi loves open source
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:22
[Guest28 (guest)] the old version was easier for me
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 16:22
@hollycorbett Gotcha, I've been playing a bit with Meteor and Ember recently and have found their implementations for setting up new projects pretty excellent.
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:23
[Guest28 (guest)] thanks
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:24
@benstoltz cool! how’d you find them? I’ve fiddled with meteor a bit - mostly around mobile dev
@guest28 - sorry I can’t give more specifics about timelines etc, but for sure we know its a problem and its definitely in our plan to make it far easier to install :)
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:25
[Guest28 (guest)] no no it's ok. i follow your project with interest
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 16:26
@hollycorbett Absolutely love both of them. I'm really quite warming to Ember, though I'm sure it's not for everyone. The fact that it enforces a relatively strict development pattern really appeals to me in terms of large scale projects. Conversely however I've found it can introduce some...wonkiness
The same could be said for Meteor though (with regards to the wonkiness), however it's more freeform.
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:31
@guest28 - great :) then I hope we can impress you in the future with a new installer
Ushbot
@ushbot
Aug 25 2015 16:32
[Guest28 (guest)] :-)
[Guest28 (guest)] have a nice job!
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:33
@benstoltz - interesting. Having followed the development of native frameworks etc over the last few years, I can’t help but feel a little paranoid about how closely they’d track native frameworks.. the release cycle is releentless :D but its probably not important for the vast majority of apps
Ben Stoltz
@benstoltz
Aug 25 2015 16:35
@hollycorbett Well one of the things I really like with regards to Ember is how they manage their release cycle. Minor releases are when they release new features. Major releases 1 > 2 is when they remove all deprecated code. So you always have the entire lifespan of a major release to do your updates and pull your code up to compliance. Plus like major features like a virtual dom (React) they implemented on the backend. So your code stays exactly the same, you just end up benefiting like you would with say React.
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 16:36
@benstoltz oh nice :) i’ll definitely have to play more with one or both
hollycorbett
@hollycorbett
Aug 25 2015 17:28
my daily update: I’m currently specing out the cloud feature management stuff - will propose something on github and point robbie and zach to it as necessary