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Last meeting: 2023-10-30
Next meeting: 2023-11-13
@reosarevok: Welcome to another MetaBrainz night! The day length is barely 8 hours, send help.
Hey there, the last week was also my last GSoC coding week, so I’ve worked really hard to get the essential features finished.
Of course there is still lot of room for improvements, but this means that repeated imports of pending entities can now replace previous data
I’ve also improved the logging output to make it clear what happened for each entity before I opened two final roll-up PRs.
And then I’ve tried to summarize my summer in a blog post (without sounding too negative): [ blog post]
Thank you monkey and bitmap for checking it before I published it, all others are invited to read it and comment as well.
last week I worked on a minor improvement to the ansible role for telegraf. alas it seems that the monitoring I was trying to implement isn’t supported by the smart plugin.
raside from that not much, reviewed a nice PR from zas and some other small bits and pieces
Can I suggest we have a whip round to buy some drinks for lucifer at the summit? : )
[ansh] Last week I worked on adding pagination of fresh releases pages, to reduce the payload size and make the page loading faster.
Also worked on [LB-1264: Releases by “Various Artists” should not be included on “Fresh releases” page]. Other than that I worked on a BookBrainz ticket and opened a PR for that. I also spent time understanding playlists in LB, so that I can work a few tickets.
Couldn’t work much last week as I got stuck in some college work.
@arsh331 [arsh] removed from /regulars, as they have returned to uni
[ApeKattQuest] * so I’ve had an idea, ye remember we talked about if gsoc coming to an end and us trying to maybe (if it so does) creating a replacement? and that that’s expensive and a BIG DEAL ™ and difficult and such?
but, if gsoc goes away, we can’t be the only ones who’ll miss it right?
how about an idea to partner with some other (F/OSS) projects?
atleast send out feelers to other projects we know who participate, what do they think?
@rob shared that at the 2023 GSoC mentor summit the announcement from Google was “that the 2024 program wasn’t quite ready for announcement. that they were still working on things.”
@yvanzo reminds everyone to write down their GSoC ideas in the wiki this month, and we can use those whether GSoC goes ahead or not.
@rob suggests that we should run our own program and sponsor our own students if GSoC goes away, and nothing good arises in its place, but that we should wait and see what happens.
Nobody objects to: wait and see, and we can look at partnering with friendly orgs when or if the time comes.
It looks like somewhere along the line the list of absentees has been dropped. Is this intentional?
looks like arsh was the only one on the list, which was missing last week
There just hasn’t been any absentees for a couple of meetings or so - the system works!
I’ll try remember to put ‘Absentees: none’ where applicable, so it’s clearer.
Wasn’t arsh AWOL this week? (Which resultred in them being removed from the list.)
arsh’s removal is in the notes, under the Reviews section - they are back at uni
If there’s a better place to put absentees (e.g. at the start or at the end?) let me know and I will move it in future (edit: and in this one).
I’m not sure I really care. When I suggested tracking AWOL people and using the “three strikes and you’re out” criteria for automatically removing them from the list, the intent was to try to instill some accountability on the people that add themselves to the list for weekly reports, and to provide an open, transparent and fair mechanism for pruning inactive users from the list. Having no-shows on the list tends to waste everybody’s time by calling them and then waiting for a minute or two each only to find out that the’re not there.
I ask because you missed it here
Was it ever discussed to mirror the IRC to something like a Matrix/Element chat group? I believe Element is a bit more accessible than IRC, as it doesn’t require a bouncer, works on multiple devices and offers reliable background push notifications.
Not in any official capacity, but if someone wants to volunteer to create mirrors to anywhere where it doesn’t require extra admin/moderation then I believe it would be very welcome (e.g. Discord, these forums).
p.s. requiring extra moderation would be probably fine too, but doing it via existing channels would probably require no discussion whatsoever