On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:50:27 +0530
Rahul Sundaram <metherid(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> * If FAS is unavailable, how does askbot behave? No one can
> falls back on a local file? or ?
Askbot has openid support. Will support using Google, Twitter etc as
you can see in http://askbot.org
> * Do we have any idea how much load/capacity this will take? I
> guess it will depend on how much it takes off and how much people
> use it. Are posts/answers stored in db? Or on the filesystem?
Stored in the db. Supports MySQL or Postgres. Postgres is
recommended by upstream since it supports full text search. I don't
know how much load it will take. I have tested it but not with
thousands of users.
Yeah, thats hard to say for sure.
> * Will there be any guidelines or the like for content? Should
> questions be fedora related? Do we want to remove posts that are
> offensive? (Not a technical issue, but thought I would mention
> it, it would be good to have guidelines for moderation before
> content appears to meet people's expectations)
We would recommend people post Fedora related questions in the FAQ but
if there is a community to answer general open source questions, that
is alright too. As people vote up/vote down answers, answer other
questions etc and gain points they incrementally get more
administrative access in the forum and become moderators. Moderators
have very similar rights to admins. Offensive posts (both questions
and answers) can be flagged by anyone and administrators/moderators
can close it and suspend/block users as necessary.
Sure, just wanting to know if there were general guidelines thought of
already, or if they will evolve from the community.
> * Are updates of the app pretty transparent? ie, just yum update?
> or do they require database changes?
Just yum update so far. If db changes are necessary, it requires two
commands (backup db for safety)
* python manage.py syncdb
* python manage.py migrate
> * Is there any security history for the application? Have their been
> security issues and have they been fixed in a timely manner?
No security issues so far but upstream has been responsive to issues
we have reported and fixed them within days.
Thats a good sign.
> * Is there themeing available? Would we want to involve the
> folks in making a fedora branded theme for it?
Yes indeed. This is my TODO list
Upstream theming support is not awesome but good enough for our
purposes and upstream is willing to work on enhancing is as needed
well, I think this sounds like a interesting and potentially useful
resource, so I would be happy to sponsor it and work with you on it.
I guess the next step is a publictest instance to set things up and do
some further testing. Then, once thats good, we can work on adding it
into puppet and a stg node, then finally production.
I will see about getting you a publictest in the next few days.