On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Petr Bena <benapetr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
- Old bot is written in java and nearly no one has
access to source
code, neither is managing it, the bot is still running without> problems rather thanks
to original creator who did a great work and> made a very stable code, extending the
bot with more features could be> problem.That is due to a slight historical issue, I
did ask about getting it in SVN once before, but no one that was around really know about
the licenseing conditions of AmiDaniel's work on it and due to his absence I
couldn't nag him about it, But I do believe it has been getting given out to anyone
that has asked in the channel.
- New bot is running on wmf labs so that it should be
running on more
stable server with better connectivity and also is better accessible> for others,
because apart of toolsever it's no problem to give acess> to service user account
to more devs (anyone with svn account can get> access there) so that more people can
operate the bot and patch it.Just for future reference the TS operaterates out of the some
DC (and cage) as the WMF cluster since it is housed with, so it generally has the same
connectivity as the cluster, The last few connectivity issues mw-bot has had were caused
by not handling NetSpilts well.
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 7:02 AM, Happy Melon <happy.melon.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I am indeed struggling to see why a volunteer donating
their time and
skills to produce a tool which is useful to the community, committing that
code in a way that makes it as accessible as possible to other developers,
prioritising its stability and availability, and soliciting feedback from
other members of the community, is in some way something that should be
treated with scorn and negativity.
I believe it may be because the first email sort of sounds like it
implies that the current TS multi-group (Roan, Mz, OverlordQ, (and
others?)) have been lazy and not updating its features or core code.
The core bot code (PIrcBot) hasn't been touched since at 2009 (and
before that 2007) so there wasn't really any need to change that,
unless we wanted to use one of the forks (I believe ^demon does
jenkins bot) and as OverlordQ pointed out he hasn't seen any requests
for new features.