kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
Hello folk!

A reminder that I am running a Dreamwidth contributor weekend on the 14th of May, with spillover to the 15th. To get a sense of what goes on at these events, you can take a look at the November event summary and the February event summary.

If you need the physical address, please let me know and I'll PM it you along with instructions on how to get here by public transport. This is not the same address as the last time I hosted, so please do make sure you know where you're going!

If you'd like to attend remotely, find us on IRC or add me on Skype (ekabrett): I'm intending to have a spare machine running a video Skype call to interested folk from the corner of one of the rooms from about 11am on the Saturday (i.e. if you're attending in person and would rather not participate in the Skype call this will be avoidable).

More logistics! )
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
As a reminder, the Dreamhack machine is going to be taken offline at some time between 1am EDT and 6am EDT on April 28th for up to an hour, as the datacenter will be doing maintenance work!

You can use the links in the above paragraph to check when this is in your local timezone.
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
[personal profile] pauamma
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
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[staff profile] denise
The datacenter where the Dreamhack box is hosted will be taking the machine offline for up to an hour on the morning of April 28, sometime between 1AM and 6AM EST, for datacenter maintenance.

I'll try to remember to post a reminder closer to the date, but if I don't, somebody either poke me or post the reminder!
kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
... well I meant to get this code tour together before the code push went live, but I totally didn't.

AND THEN, right, this unruly rabble of devs, would you believe it, wrote more fixes post-push. RUDE.

Which is to say, this code tour is getting separated out into fixes that are live on the site, and fixes that will be going into the next push...

... and, of course, a warm welcome to [github.com profile] dteklavya, whose first patch (I think!) is in this code tour!

Already up and running! )

For next time! )

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Contributors: [github.com profile] azurelunatic, [github.com profile] cesy, [github.com profile] chrisboyle, [github.com profile] dteklavya, [github.com profile] kareila
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[personal profile] kareila
Every few months, I run through [site community profile] changelog compiling a list of who has been contributing patches to our code repository, with the understanding that this is not a competition, or any sort of "high score" list. It's intended as a guide for casual developers, to discern not only our most prolific contributors, but also those who have contributed to the project most recently and therefore would be more likely to provide a timely, informed response to development questions. That is why the list is sorted by "Latest" instead of "Changes".

In general, one commit on Github equals one point in the "Changes" column, but fractional points are awarded for collaborative efforts — the most common example being a new S2 theme, where usually half credit is awarded to the theme author and the other half to the person who converts the theme into a code patch. Due to the nature of development, some changes are massive contributions of new code, and others are tiny tweaks; there is no correlation with the amount of effort involved. We are grateful to everyone who helps to improve Dreamwidth, in ways large or small.

I last compiled this list at the beginning of October. Since that time, we have welcomed four new contributors: [github.com profile] fastbean-au, [github.com profile] ljacob, [github.com profile] chrisboyle, and [github.com profile] srukle. Congratulations and thank you again!

  #  User                      Changes     Latest
  1. kareila                     946.5     Fri Apr 01 07:28:03 2016 UTC
  2. azurelunatic                    8     Mon Mar 28 05:54:30 2016 UTC
  3. srukle                          7     Wed Mar 23 16:44:54 2016 UTC
  4. kaberett                       36     Tue Mar 22 12:05:56 2016 UTC
  5. me_and                         29     Tue Mar 15 12:10:57 2016 UTC
  6. sgsabbage                      17     Wed Feb 24 20:45:39 2016 UTC
  7. cesy                        23.83     Sun Feb 21 12:20:46 2016 UTC
  8. sophie                         58     Sun Feb 14 18:19:32 2016 UTC
  9. hotlevel4                      50     Sun Jan 03 18:59:57 2016 UTC
 10. chrisboyle                      4     Sun Nov 08 01:43:26 2015 UTC

 11. ljacob                          1     Sat Nov 07 12:13:45 2015 UTC
 12. fastbean-au                     1     Tue Oct 27 09:13:57 2015 UTC
 13. ninetydegrees              697.93     Tue Oct 20 21:15:19 2015 UTC
 14. mark                        544.5     Sun Aug 30 03:12:20 2015 UTC
 15. pseudomonas                     3     Sat Aug 08 09:45:06 2015 UTC
 16. angelikitten                    1     Wed Aug 05 19:50:20 2015 UTC
 17. exor674                     349.5     Tue Aug 04 21:03:54 2015 UTC
 18. dteklavya                       3     Fri Jul 17 11:51:30 2015 UTC
 19. fu                         2167.5     Tue Jul 14 23:44:50 2015 UTC
 20. momijizukamori             222.66     Thu Jun 25 23:01:08 2015 UTC
The rest of the list... (154 total) )
kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
TOURING COD. Quite a lot of cod, because this round of code tour contains most of the pull requests that were made during the contributor event at the end of February!

These will all be going live in the next code push.

Read more... )


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Contributors: [github.com profile] Sophira, [github.com profile] azurelunatic, [github.com profile] cesy, [github.com profile] kaberett, [github.com profile] kareila, [github.com profile] me-and, [github.com profile] sgsabbage, [github.com profile] srukle
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[personal profile] kaberett
My previous was INEPT, by which I mean "I am very sorry, I had failed to adequately get my head round familial obligations including celebrating a 98th birthday party"; consequently the dates are instead the 14th and 15th of May, and questions of whether to hold this round in a hackerspace resolve to "no, because I'll have spent a week in the depths of Cornwall" (half a mile down a grass lane outside the village, for serious, and while the neighbour's just paid to have cable laid down the lane my grandfather does not quite believe in the Internet, and whether there's mobile signal at all is entirely dependent on which way the wind is blowing).

So to reiterate, apologies for the misadvertisement, and the next contributor weekend will be the 14th and 15th of May.
kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
Hi folk,

Per the poll, I will be hosting a Dreamwidth contributor event on the 7th & 8th 14th and 15th of May in London. (November 2015 event announce and summary; February 2016 announce and summary.)

It would be possible to hold the Saturday portion of the event in the cafe at Campus London, an event space in Shoreditch managed by Google -- or to hold it near Oakwood station on the Piccadilly line. The latter's more awkward to get to, but I'd be in a position to provide lots of food; the former is going to be a public (and possibly crowded/noisy) space.

If you'd be curious to try out Campus London as a venue, please let me know by Friday the 18th of March -- I'll need to set up an Eventbrite or similar, and I'll need to be able to provide Campus London with a list of attendees prior to the event, and also to come up with some copy about how hosting a Dreamwidth event will Benefit The Start-Up Community. (If [personal profile] me_and remains the only person expressing an active interest in this I am absolutely delegating the booking to him. :-p)

Cheers!
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
[personal profile] pauamma
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
This was in fact written on the evening of the 28th, but could I resist doing a leap-day code tour? No, no I could not. All aboard!

Read more... )


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Contributors: [github.com profile] cesy, [github.com profile] hotlevel4, [github.com profile] kaberett, [github.com profile] kareila, [github.com profile] me-and, [github.com profile] sgsabbage, [github.com profile] srukle.

PS quick reminder that if you'd be interested in attending (in person or telecommuting) a Dreamwidth contributor event in May (at the last one we wrote a lot of patches, found a lot of problems, updated a lot of documentation -- both for developers and the main Dreamwidth FAQ -- and answered a lot of Support requests) please do fill out the poll!
swaldman: A cute fluffy sheep curled up dreaming of Dreamwidth. Labelled "Simon: Bodger". (dw-dev)
[personal profile] swaldman
Hi all,

Testing on my 'hack with a journal in the Abstractia base style, I notice what seems to be an inconsistency:

* If I hit "reply" on an entry, the quickreply box appears, and when I hit "post comment" the comment is posted through AJAXy magic, handled by LJ::Protocol::addcomment.

BUT

* If I hit "reply" on a comment, the quickreply box still appears, but when I hit "post comment" the comment is posted via a page load and talkpost_do.bml.

Is this what's meant to happen? Why the distinction? *how* the distinction? I am confused ;-)

kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
I'll be hosting again for this one. How exactly I do that is open for discussion, so please do weigh in -- and please do fill out the poll if attending in person isn't an option but you think you'd like to telecommute again!

Poll #17322 London Dreamwidth contributor weekend - May
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Which weekends in May might you be able to attend an event?

View Answers

30th April/1st May
4 (44.4%)

7th/8th May
9 (100.0%)

14th/15th May
8 (88.9%)

21st/22nd May
6 (66.7%)

There is the option of finding a central hacker space to host the Saturday portion of the event. If you'll be attending in person, what location would you prefer for the Saturday portion?

View Answers

A hack/maker space in central London
1 (16.7%)

A private home in zone 5 (Piccadilly line)
1 (16.7%)

Don't mind
4 (66.7%)

Other, which I will explain in comments
0 (0.0%)

If the preferred weekend is the 14th/15th of May, would you like a Dreamwidth Eurovision party?

View Answers

Yes
5 (62.5%)

Don't mind
4 (50.0%)

Don't mind provided I don't have to join in
0 (0.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

Something else, which I will explain in comments
0 (0.0%)

kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
Attendees: nine-ish

Issues filed: 6

Pull requests made: 15 (and another several mostly-drafted to come)

Support: lots of issues tested, diagnosed, and responded to (mostly by [personal profile] cesy, who's gone up three places on the High Scores board!)

Documentation: one bug specification, two updated FAQs, and a new wiki page

Things baked: one batch of salted caramel brownie; one batch of cornbread

Furthest telecommute: the Australian contingent are still winning this one ([personal profile] swaldman showed up in person this time, so that's the longest physical commute but means he wasn't in the running for a prize for this category ;) )

Next event: sometime in May (poll to follow!)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy
There are certain pages that are unreadable in parts in Chrome on Android, including anything in format=light or more importantly site style. Mobile Chrome has a "feature" called font boost, where any paragraph over a certain length gets enlarged, leaving the rest of the site too small to read. This frequently applies, for example, to a journal post with comments. This is a problem. It applies both to any link from www.dreamwidth.org/mobile/read, and also to following a link from an email notification to a journal post where someone has chosen to display journal entries in site style, which is something I like to do quite often on my phone.

Is there any good way to improve this? Stackoverflow has various hacky CSS fixes, like setting the max-height for the page to something large, but ideally we'd want to limit it to Chrome on Android rather having unintended effects in other browsers.

Is this a valid bug to log, since it makes Dreamwidth pages unreadable on Chrome on Android, or should it go via suggestions since it's mitigating for Google's broken system?
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy
Reminder - this weekend, my place, details at my journal, all welcome, PM me with any questions.
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
I'm just about to reboot the Dreamhack server. I'll update this post when it's done!

[edit 17:09 GMT: The server has been rebooted.]
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
[personal profile] pauamma
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
[personal profile] brainwane
[personal profile] marnanel has started working on an Android client for Dreamwidth. Here's their care-and-feeding-of-marnanel post, and [community profile] dwim is the community about this Android work specifically. Their welcome post asks some questions and invites discussion, about UI, caching, whether anyone would like to help, and more.

I'm not involved with the work -- just signal-boosting. I know [personal profile] marnanel to have experience with writing mobile applications. In fact [personal profile] marnanel was the maintainer of Joule, a mobile LiveJournal client ([community profile] joule).
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy
I will be hosting a contributor weekend on 20th Feb, similar to the one that [personal profile] kaberett did before. Details on my journal.

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