[mendicant-community] Mendicant's Aging Technical Infrastructure

Sean smarcia at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 20:41:40 PST 2013


+1 for the puzzlenode. I recently turned all the scrappyacademy people
towards it. I'd be happy to help anyway I can.

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Tobias Pfeiffer <
tobias.pfeiffer at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:

> Same here for puzzlenode, I often show it to folks and they love it.
>
> Send from my mobile - Sorry for the brevity
>
>
> D Y <daniel.kiros at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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