Formal request to set up a KDE Discourse instance

Nate Graham nate at
Wed Feb 24 00:21:14 GMT 2021

On 2/23/21 4:07 PM, Nate Graham wrote:
> On 2/23/21 3:53 PM, Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> May I take this as a formal request from yourself that Gitlab CI is 
>> deprioritised and delayed?
>> Based on the extremely frequent requests we get concerning it in 
>> #kde-sysadmin I am not sure if your request here is in line with 
>> general community consensus.
>> Also, be aware that Sysadmin currently has other infrastructure level 
>> projects underway needed to get us off Ubuntu 16.04, which are 
>> currently delayed because we haven't had anyone volunteer to assist us 
>> with adding support for OAuth2/MyKDE to Reimbursements.
>> Based on the above, I assume you are also requesting that we delay 
>> this, and accept the corresponding security issues that will accompany 
>> it when Ubuntu 16.04 loses support in the coming months in order to 
>> get this actioned?
> Hmm, I don't see where I suggested any of those things.
> If you folks are really that overloaded, we need to figure out how to 
> fix that. A workload that exceeds available resources doesn't help 
> anyone. The last time this came up, people called for additional 
> volunteers to assist. Did that end up bearing any fruit?

Anyway I apologize if my tone was off. I wasn't meaning to accuse 
sysadmins of anything, and I guess I didn't realize how overloaded the 
team is right now.

That being what it is, perhaps a more productive line of discussion 
would be to ask: "what do you need from us so that these things that 
need to happen, and that we all want, can reach fruition faster?" You 
don't have to suffer in silence! :)


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