[tor-project] Plan to retire Globe
isis at torproject.org
Mon Apr 25 10:47:37 UTC 2016
Jesse V transcribed 2.9K bytes:
> On 04/23/2016 11:37 AM, Karsten Loesing wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > as the subject says, I suggest that we retire Globe (currently
> > available at https://globe.torproject.org/).
> > The main reason is that Globe is serving a similar purpose as Atlas
> > (available at https://atlas.torproject.org/), which it was forked from
> > several years ago. Neither Atlas nor Globe are actively developed,
> > they only receive critical bug fixes whenever necessary. And thanks,
> > Philipp and Isis, for doing that!
> > Suggestions welcome, not only if you strongly object!
> This is really unfortunate. I really, really like Globe. In my opinion,
> it looks better and more modern than Atlas. For what it's worth, I vote
> that we keep it running.
> Please note that your view count may be skewed by the fact that there
> are some mirrors of Globe, such as https://globe.thecthulhu.com. Looks
> like that same domain also hosts a mirror of Atlas.
Thanks for volunteering to be the new maintainer! I'll transfer all the Globe
tickets over to you this afternoon. ;)
In all seriousness though:
- There's more important things I can spend time on.
- The build system is janky and broken (not to mention insecure due to NPM).
- Removing our Globe service doesn't prevent the community from running
mirrors, as it's open source and only requires open data from Onionoo.
- We're not losing any functionality, because (as Karsten mentioned) Philipp
and I have done features and bug fixes in tandem, often even
re-componentising the same tickets between Atlas and Globe.
- Why we ever had two of the same thing was always a mystery to me.
I vote for killing it.
♥Ⓐ isis agora lovecruft
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