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in thread RFC: Better Best Answers Gets Real

Basically I'd need a standalone dev version of the monastery for testing.

In fact. This is probably the biggest hurdle for me. I like the freedom to be stupid when Iím developing and thatís impossible working on (semi-) live code.

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Re^5: RFC: Better Best Answers Gets Real
by trippledubs (Deacon) on May 17, 2019 at 20:18 UTC
    why can't you have one? Also I thought PM was on multiple servers so can you not break one and then the others will still work?

      I just donít think there are any deployment processes. I could probably put one together but it would take a lot of work, it might be tricky given my dev.darwin v, and it would be empty without permission to copy over the whole DB (semi-effectively promoting me to Godhood since I could see all data).

      Update: also, from my perspectiveÖ the site code should be nuked from orbit. I donít see anything here that I donít feel would be better and easier (to write, to test, to maintain, to rope in help) on any modern framework. I got a commit bit to try to encourage myself to try to work with whatís here but like a New Yearís Resolution gym membershipÖ I have nothing but appreciation and admiration for the active devs keeping the site going and nudging it toward new features.

        I'm sorry that you're afraid of the process. I agree it can be daunting, but hey - I got through it. And I'm probably a worse coder than you.

        The important thing is that you wouldn't be going alone. I stand ready to mentor (hand-hold) anyone who's willing to give it a try.
        The first thing is to dig into the code and try to understand how it works. You don't have to understand it all; take it bit by bit (or byte by byte). Here is my first patch. I tweaked the content of some html!

        By the way. Unfortunately, the Everything documents (such as the Everything Bible) are next to useless for PerlMonks. The baselines have diverged too much in the last 20 years.

        Regarding multiple servers: No; we have multiple servers but they're all running code out of the same database. Yes, the code lives in a database (mostly).

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re^5: RFC: Better Best Answers Gets Real
by LanX (Sage) on May 17, 2019 at 20:05 UTC
    Yep, but to avoid misunderstandings:

    I didn't want to criticize the infrastructure or formulate feature requests.

    The thread is RFC and I honestly think that automatic categories are easier than manual tagging and the involved coordination and discussion.

    IOW was meant as a helpful suggestion nothing else.


    And my first project if I found the time would be to open the code for pluggable frontends, such that others could easily provide different addons to change the look and feel. (Themes++)

    Like that bootstrap design from Tobyink.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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