Using something better than Gobby for session notes at UDS
kirkland at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 11 15:15:41 UTC 2011
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 2:11 AM, Thierry Carrez <ttx at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Dustin Kirkland wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:32 PM, James Troup <james.troup at canonical.com> wrote:
>>> I appreciate the frustration people have with gobby and I'd be happy to
>>> run something better if that's what you guys want to do - the only thing
>>> I'd ask is that someone package Etherpad first.
>> I started with some source packages for Etherpad 1.1 I found here:
>> * http://apt.etherpad.org/dists/all/source/
>> I made a few minor modifications:
>> 1) used openjdk instead of sun java
>> 2) ported the most important subset of the (broken) init script to (a
>> working) upstart configuration
>> 3) updated debian/control and debian/rules accordingly
> Having discussed that issue with him in the past, I think James doesn't
> just want "binary packages", he wants "packages fully built from source
> that could end up in the main archive".
> The "source" packages at etherpad.org use prebuilt binary blobs in
> traditional Java fashion (see under etherpad/lib). Packaging them in a
> Debian policy compliant way is a bit more work, like JamesPage can tell
> from repackaging Hudson :) So the reason why this wasn't done yet is
> because it's non-trivial and time-consuming, not because of laziness.
Right ;-) I'll get with James Page on that, and respond to his note separately.
>> Perhaps Jorge/Daniel could get an instance running in a beefy Amazon
>> EC2 instance (m2.4xlarge with 64GB of memory?) and drum up an
>> Etherpad-testing-day ASAP with your requisite 100+ concurrent
>> sessions. I suspect some configuration tweaks will be necessary,
>> which should perhaps be folded back into the packaging itself.
> FWIW the OpenStack design summit will use Etherpad with ~400 attendees,
> I'll let you know if it breaks :)
Using the package built from binary blobs?
Also, can you share with us the size (CPU, Memory) of the backing
server, presumably in the Rackspace Cloud?
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