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Month: July 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Etherpad breakage

From: Robert Xu <robxu9@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:51:38 +0800
On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 03:05, Timothy Pearson
<kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Most of you are probably about to discover that our Etherpad instance
>>> has changed.
>>> (To top that off, linking like this [[2]] no longer works and the tags
>>> view still does not).
>>> There are currently two pads on there (as the rest were dumped): the
>>> Rules and README (shamelessly copied from
>>> and July Meeting Topics.
>>> Please do not create any more pads right now until linking works
>>> again, otherwise there will be too many duplicates.
>> Just for information, the destruction of the existing pads was an
>> unintended consequence of an attempt to upgrade, as the original Etherpad
>> installation was compiled from an older source tarball and had some nasty
>> problems.  This new instance is built from the latest sources into a
>> package and then installed on the production server, so the other problems
>> people had been noticing with the original installation should now be
>> fixed.  Additionally, scheduled backups will commence of the Trinity
>> Etherpad/source control server, so that this resource continues to be
>> available even if buggy software destroys the data on the production
>> machine.


> Linking is enabled again.  Please let me know if you run into any other
> missing features that were originally present on the old Etherpad
> installation.

Works. We should start recreating any other Etherpads that are deemed
necessary right now.

> This new installation has repaired inline file attachments, so please feel
> free to upload sample artwork, sketches, diagrams, patches, or anything
> else you feel is related to the pad topic and useful within the narrative.


> Also, I have been informed that the twitter style tag search function (the
> "tags view" mentioned earlier) will probably never work on the
> open-sourced Etherpad versions, so linking is your best bet for
> organization.  That being said, please feel free to use the twitter style
> hash tags in case I feel inclined to repair the search plugin myself. ;)

I see. In that case, we better have some master "Category" pads with links.
Otherwise I can see a bit of a mess coming our way.

later, Robert Xu + rxu AT lincomlinux DOT org