[mendicant-community] Mendicant's Aging Technical Infrastructure

D Y daniel.kiros at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 17:26:07 PST 2013


i'm also interested in seeing puzzlenode live on.

shane, i'd be willing to help you out

-daniel

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Shane Emmons <shane at emmons.io> wrote:

>  I'd like to see puzzlenode live on. I still direct students I work with
> to it for problems. I'd be willing to take it over the maintenance if it's
> burdening you.
>
> - shane
>
> On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Jordan Byron wrote:
>
> Greetings Unicorns!
>
> As I am sure many of you know, the past few weeks have seen several
> serious security vulnerabilities for the Ruby on Rails framework and its
> dependencies (rack, json). Each time a new security patch is released, not
> only do I have to patch my personal and professional sites but I also have
> to go through all of Mendicant's sites and update them as well. Needless to
> say this process has become a burden and I would like to discuss the best
> way to move forward.
>
> Personally, I believe all of Mendicant's technical infrastructure, with
> the exception of mendicantuniversity.org, can be sunset without much
> fuss. This includes:
>
> Community: http://community.mendicantuniversity.org
> PuzzleNode: http://puzzlenode.com
> University Web: http://school.mendicantuniversity.org
> Anita: http://anita.mendicantuniversity.org
> Mendibot: https://github.com/mendicant-original/mendibot
>
> I would be lying if I said this decision doesn't make me a little sad.
> I've personally spent several years building and maintaining these apps and
> many of you have done the same. However the reality of the situation is
> that all of these sites have been inactive for a very long time.
>
> If anyone feels these sites should be kept online please let me know. I
> would be willing to help migrate them over to a new server but we would
> first have to put someone in charge of doing security updates and
> maintenance.
>
> Thanks everyone. Have a fun weekend!
>
> Jordan
>
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