[arch-devops] Devops meeting summary - 09/10

Sven-Hendrik Haase svenstaro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 00:11:13 UTC 2019

On Tue, 15 Oct 2019 at 00:49, George Rawlinson via arch-devops <
arch-devops at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 19-10-11 14:32, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-devops wrote:
> >    Forum migration
> >
> >        It was decided to migrate it to a VPS and then move to discourse.
> Possibly with SSO already.
> I'm just wondering what the thought progress behind this was/is. Is the
> current fora getting a bit long in the tooth? Why was Discourse picked,
> and what are other alternatives that were considered?

FluxBB upstream support and maintenance is doubtful at this point and
probably going to decrease only from this point forward. We considered many
alternatives but basically, it turns out that there's only really NodeBB
and Discourse. Just to be clear: We're also unhappy about that fact but it
doesn't seem like many people are developing modern forums anymore.
However, we're also unhappy with the security implications of an
unmaintained FluxBB. Additionally, it doesn't seem to do SAML or OpenID
Connect-based auth either, so we'd have to hack that in.

> Since you mentioned SSO, I assume the devops team are looking into
> having multiple services (wiki, bugtracker, aur, etc) all using the same
> credentials?

Yes. We have quite a ton of services now and would like to have fewer
credentials facilities.
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