Cross-posted to the fossil-users mailing list since www.fossil-scm.org and www.sqlite.org are the same machine and both mailing lists are impacted by the current problem.
On 6/13/18, Luiz Américo <brandk...@gmail.com> wrote: > How about using https://www.discourse.org/ ? > > Open source projects can use for free Thanks for the pointer, Luiz. Discourse is moving the right direction, I think. To install it, one downloads a docker container and runs it on some Linux VM someplace. (They recommend Digital Ocean, which is where I www3.sqlite.org is hosted already.) It's a self-contained package with minimal dependencies that just works. And it uses SQLite! My kind of software! Here are my remaining points of heartburn with Discourse: (1) The installation guide recommends using an external email service, and they even recommend four appropriate services. I clicked through to each one, having never heard of any of them before. All four are pushing email marketing for companies sending 10 million or more emails per month. It seems to me that aggressive email marketing is the root cause of my problem in the first place, so I am somewhat reluctant to engage a marketing firm to help with the solution. Fortunately, Discourse also allows one to use a self-hosting Postfix installation, which is what we are currently running on sqlite.org. (2) Discourse seems to want to run on a machine all by itself. (It is written in Rails and has its own webserver.) I suppose I could spin up yet another VM to do that. But I learned this craft in an age where machines were big and expensive and the goal was to cram as many services as you could fit onto a single machine and IP address, and so spinning up a separate machine with its own domain name just to manage the mailing list seems wasteful, somehow. And, that means there is one more machine that I have to keep track of and manage and defend from attacks, etc. (Possible remedy to 2): The main SQLite server (www.sqlite.org) actually owns 3 IP addresses, only 2 of which are currently in use. I suppose I could run Discourse on that 3rd unused IP address. But that will end up being a non-standard setup.... (3) The installation guide says that Discourse takes between 2 and 8 minutes to boot up. Seriously? Even so, Discourse does seem like considering. Does anybody else have any experience with Discourse, good or bad? Are there any volunteers willing to call me on skype and help set this up? -- D. Richard Hipp d...@sqlite.org _______________________________________________ sqlite-users mailing list email@example.com http://mailinglists.sqlite.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sqlite-users