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Offline ReetP

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Communities and family
« on: June 03, 2021, 11:55:20 PM »
I was going to put this in Announce but thought it might be a bit pompous, and that isn't me (much!). And it isn't just an an announcement, but a thanks as well.

This is important to me on many levels and I wanted to put it out there in black and white.

So, I thought I'd let you know I have become the full time Community Manager at Rocket.Chat

I can hear you saying now "has the world gone mad"? I can only answer "probably" :lol:

Why is this important to Koozali SME?

First, I got the job because of the stuff I primarily had learned from here. That is a massive hat tip to everyone here who I have both learned from, and helped. There is hope for you yet ;-)

Over 23 or so years you have all been an inspiration to me. A huge thank you - I never realised I had it in me!

Ironically after wondering for 40 years where I fitted in IT, I have a job that was almost made for me. A job for the "Jack of All Trades" !

Second, of course, come and use Rocket.Chat !!

Either with our small community here - ask me for a Koozali SME login and come and chat Koozali SME, communities, code, or jokes.

Or at https://open.rocket.chat for support on using an open source, enterprise grade, chat and omnichannel (livechat) system. Or bring your own community or club and use the resources there. Come and talk to me if you want to know more.

Third, where possible I will use my knowledge, experience, and contacts at Rocket.Chat to try and further the community here at Koozali SME. We have some absolutely phenomenal people over there, and I am learning even more, and I hope I can spread a bit of that love around here too.

That is beneficial to both sides.

The only downside is I have had to give up semi-retirement and work my butt off :-( That has meant I have had next to zero time to work on code here - I have tons of half done stuff, and it is quite frankly embarrassing. So my sincerest apologies. I hope I can rectify that in the near future.

As a result I have hated having to watch Jean Philippe and Terry (among a supporting cast of several excellent people) thrash themselves senseless trying to get Koozali v10 finished. I can only just about keep up with messages and bugzilla mails.

They've voluntarily, and totally with out payment, toiled through thick and thin, Covid, pregnancies, babies, stupidly long stupid hours, more Covid, lockdowns, and death. I have no idea when they actually sleep.

The same as all the devs here, they don't earn a bean from SME. They do it in their spare time, for 'fun'.

'Amateurs' building your software. Think about that.

(If I so much as hear the words "I'd help but I haven't got time/skills/knowledge (as I'm too busy earning money out of SME from clients)" so help me I'll strangle someone.)

They are the most fantastically amazing people, and despite our differences of opinions over the years they remain a couple of the best mates I could wish for. They are what makes a community. More than that they are my family.

It is an eternal privilege to be in their company, even on the really shit days.

You as a community owe them the most enormous debt of gratitude. As do I.

Thank you.

B. Rgds
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2. Read the Wiki
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4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

Online TerryF

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 03:30:32 AM »
John has left out the hours/days/weeks/moths and years of work he has done over the journey, no small thing, we would not be here without it.

Now enough of that, go and load up the RC and try the new mojo server-manager or the AdminLTE theme the boys in the backroom have been sweating over, Michel B and Brian R, give some of the contribs a spin, Final is just about here.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2021, 03:34:43 AM by TerryF »
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Offline sages

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2021, 06:34:49 AM »
Thanks John. Hope the new career go well.

Nice update Terry, is anyone going to let out the secret to how to access it?
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Online TerryF

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2021, 06:54:53 AM »
Bugger :-) had a niggle I left something out :-)

Mojo Server-manager is here - http://mirror.canada.pialasse.com/releases/testing/10/smedev/x86_64/RPMS/smeserver-manager-0.1.2-10.el7.sme.noarch.rpm

# Yum install smeserver-manager --enablerepo=smetest,epel

then, https://youripordomain/smanager/

Theme - # yum install smeserver-manager-AdminLTE --enablerepo=smetest

On Mojo server-manager once theme is added you will get a drop down select at top left..enjoy, server-manager is just about there, the theme has a little more work to finish off

Once installed you can use the old manager or the new both are active..
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Offline sages

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2021, 07:17:47 AM »


Mojo Server-manager is here - http://mirror.canada.pialasse.com/releases/testing/10/smedev/x86_64/RPMS/smeserver-manager-0.1.2-10.el7.sme.noarch.rpm

# Yum install smeserver-manager --enablerepo=smetest,epel


That'd be yum install smeserver-manager --enablerepo=smedev,epel

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Should I raise package bugs for each missing entry or one overall for contribs that haven't transitioned yet?
ie still point to 'server-manager' rather than 'smanager'?

These entries haven't migrated to the new smanager yet.
phpki
shares
webhosting
user-email
userpanel-encfs
hwinfo
smeadmin
passwordopt
remoteuseraccess
awstats
fail2ban
usbdisks
« Last Edit: June 04, 2021, 07:22:46 AM by sages »
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Online TerryF

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2021, 09:58:11 AM »
Probably better to raise a bug against the mojo server-manager in relation to it by itself its what the boys have been doping up to now Like this one - https://bugs.koozali.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11332#c1

As far as contribs that are yet to get a panel do it against the contrib, Brian is on top of that side, he is abusy with small people just now :-) and has been away for  few weeks only just getting back on the horse, give him a couple of days and he will add more, I will drop this forum ref in Rocket for him..

Have fun
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Offline brianr

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2021, 10:10:17 AM »
Probably better to raise a bug against the mojo server-manager in relation to it by itself its what the boys have been doping up to now Like this one - https://bugs.koozali.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11332#c1

As far as contribs that are yet to get a panel do it against the contrib, Brian is on top of that side, he is abusy with small people just now :-) and has been away for  few weeks only just getting back on the horse, give him a couple of days and he will add more, I will drop this forum ref in Rocket for him..

Have fun

I'm here, but still got family stuff going on, should be free-er next week.

Glad to see some interest in Michel and my work.

I am (simultaneously!) working in the AdminLTE theme, and also moving contribs panels (such as fetchmail) over to the new SM regime. I am interested to know which contribs are best to work on -  the list above is useful.

Ones such as bandwithd, awstats and BackupPC have their own web pages which need to be tamed for the new environment.

I'm also hoping to create a "demo" system which can be accessed off the web so that the new manager (and themes) can be tried without having a local test setup or risking your production system.

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(retired, for a second time, still got 2 installations though)
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Online TerryF

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Re: Communities and family
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2021, 10:13:03 AM »
 :pint:
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