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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: was shutdown - can we remove links?
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:44:34 GMT

On 12/14/2016 09:41 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
> Rich Bowen wrote on 12/14/16 8:45 AM:
> ...snip...
>> Yeah, there's no absolutely reason for this to have SLA uptime guarantees.
>> Also, it seems like something that ComDev should care about. In
>> particular, I would be glad to be responsible for the service. And we
>> could even put it on the VM, so that no new VMs
>> need to be spun up.
> +1 all around.  I would love to see doing the
> auto-aggregation for any committers who opt-in, and to let committers
> know about it.
>> So far as puppet, I know absolutely zero, but am willing to learn and/or
>> get out of the way, as necessary. I'd really like to resurrect this
>> service, if we can. I don't have a *lot* of extra time right now, but I
>> think I have enough time to poke at Venus every few weeks and encourage
>> committers and members to update their entries in the config file.
> After the holidays I'm done giving new talks at conferences, so I hope
> to be able to at least help document these kinds of setups, so that
> ComDev can do a better job of maintaining them.

This particular one is already VERY well documented - see Sam's earlier
note. And Venus itself is very much set-and-forget. Spinning up a Venus
instance takes a couple minutes, by hand. It's the Puppet part of it
that I don't know.

> It sounds like if Sam can draft the code for puppet/original setup of
> Venus on a ComDev VM (same as feathercast seems fine, unless I'm missing
> something about VM performance) I can assist Rich in finishing app
> configuration and bringing over any still-live blog entries, etc.
> Serious Puppet skills are likely to remain rare outside of infra, but
> once something is running with a default config - and we have a
> consistent place to document ComDev tools - it feels like we'll succeed
> now with our new energy.
> - Shane
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