Plugin Manager removal / hosting
Cross-posting from the announcement thread for visibility:
Following the announcement that Plugin Manager has been removed, here’s my suggestion for a solution (other than switching everything to the as-yet unreleased built-in plugin manager)
The plugin lists and authorisation server need to be hosted somewhere. I’ve already got cloudflare setup taking the bulk of the bandwidth (this month was 127Gb transfer), so actually the traffic to the main server is pretty low.
If someone / some company is willing to provide the hosting for free, without adverts, then this is what we need:
Ideally a root server with a kernel that supports docker, but really just a server that can run a node.js server is fine. 2Gb RAM, 1CPU, roughly 1-2GB of transfer each month (due to cloudflare taking most of it). If it’s not with root access, there are some other requirements so that the interface with admin system works - I can provide details if anyone would like them.
If you don’t have hosting available, but are able to pay for hosting without adverts, then we’d need something like a digital ocean $20/month setup.
If we can’t find another solution and Don goes ahead with the reimplementation, when that is available I’ll deprecate the plugin manager and stop the hosting in order to ensure there aren’t competing solutions. The plugin list may stop being available sooner than that as the sponsors may withdraw their support.
Thanks for your support for the last 8 years.
guess that explains my question.
Just signed up to fulfill the request. I can give you a virtual machine with the specified requirements. Toss me a PM if interested.
That’d be awesome! Now all we need is @donho to agree to keep it in - if there’s still going to be a built in one built, then it might not be worth the effort. Let’s see what he says.
I’ll send you a PM.
Oh, I don’t think there is a PM function here - shoot me a mail at davegb at pobox dot com :)