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 * Backups progress
   * Basic implementation is done.
   * Testing each application, additional handling may be needed.
   * https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/tree/backups-epic
 * Android app to be used in community deployments
   * Changes required to serve shortcuts for additional manually installed apps in the API from Plinth
     * Admin adds json file with additional data for plinth api
     * Another suggestion to allow adding shortcuts to front page
   * Will be used in some trial deployments in villages this month
 * Sqlite database is being locked during installations
   * Refreshing page during install, django-stronghold checks if user is authenticated.
   * https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/612
 * Feature: rollback of failed installs (Danny)
   * https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1363#note_42198
   * Goal: to prevent a broken install from blocking other installs (e.g. Quassel)
   * If apt installs are transactional, can we rollback apt installs in cases of failure?
     * We don't know if apt has some sort of command for this
   * The app log shows which app fails. This can be used to detect which package is failing and needs to be uninstalled.
   * One problem is being sure not to uninstall packages shared by other apps. But this may be a special case.
   * Is this feasible? If not, what other solutions should we look into?
 * Leaving GNU Social (Danny)
   * We are active on Twitter, Mastodon, and GNU Social. Since Mastodon and GNU Social are interoperable, it is redundant to maintain both accounts.
   * Any objections to deactivating GNU Social?
   * Conclusion: The GNU Social account will be closed. Mastodon will still be managed.
 * Introducing profetik777 (Danny)
   * Marketing specialist new to the community
   * He can be reached on Gitlab (@profetik777) and tagged in issues related to marketing, IRC (profetik777), and via email
   * His approach to marketing was very nicely summarized in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZctFDWAsCFo

Hack call: 14:00 UTC

  • Backups progress
  • Android app to be used in community deployments
    • Changes required to serve shortcuts for additional manually installed apps in the API from Plinth
      • Admin adds json file with additional data for plinth api
      • Another suggestion to allow adding shortcuts to front page
    • Will be used in some trial deployments in villages this month
  • Sqlite database is being locked during installations
  • Feature: rollback of failed installs (Danny)
    • https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1363#note_42198

    • Goal: to prevent a broken install from blocking other installs (e.g. Quassel)
    • If apt installs are transactional, can we rollback apt installs in cases of failure?
      • We don't know if apt has some sort of command for this
    • The app log shows which app fails. This can be used to detect which package is failing and needs to be uninstalled.
    • One problem is being sure not to uninstall packages shared by other apps. But this may be a special case.
    • Is this feasible? If not, what other solutions should we look into?
  • Leaving GNU Social (Danny)
    • We are active on Twitter, Mastodon, and GNU Social. Since Mastodon and GNU Social are interoperable, it is redundant to maintain both accounts.
    • Any objections to deactivating GNU Social?
    • Conclusion: The GNU Social account will be closed. Mastodon will still be managed.
  • Introducing profetik777 (Danny)
    • Marketing specialist new to the community
    • He can be reached on Gitlab (@profetik777) and tagged in issues related to marketing, IRC (profetik777), and via email
    • His approach to marketing was very nicely summarized in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZctFDWAsCFo