Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_dev,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Public test server

We need a public test server, open to all interested developers. I keep telling people, "just go look at the source." or "the source is open, go ahead and add the feature." but I realize it's not realistic to assume everybody has:
  • a few extra computers laying around.
  • system adminstration experience
  • free time
So, I'd like to somebody to maintain a test/development LJ server. Anybody have one already up and running and willing to open it up to whoever? I imagine many of you if you were to set it up would be installing it on your own unix box, in which case I wouldn't expect you to give everybody access. Or, anybody have extra crap hardware that we could put at Speakeasy? Any Pentium II with 128 MB of memory, few gig of diskspace, and a network card would work. Hell, I could build a test system for under a grand, but I'd rather not spend money if I don't have to.

Also, my goal for this next week is to get more documentation written. I also want to get the notification/subscription system working so we can follow lj_dev more like a mailing list, and not like a journal we have to keep checking. I want to do everything possible to "empower the developers" as Mark would say. :-)

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