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inigma    1816

We're about 30% into the CKAN cdn.kspstuff.com  host upload from KerbalStuff torrent. @Jattenalle reports they need to restart it since it seemed to be running a little slower than expected.

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SolidJuho    21

Wow. These news are relaxing. ( i mean it is coming back):D

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Jasper_f    96

All of you are amazing in this united response. Please make it known what is still needed for contributions; I would be most willing to help out wherever I can.

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ZodiusInfuser    384

Was sad to hear the news about KS, so hope this works out.

One question, for mod makers who previously used KerbalStuff, is it possible to reserve our usernames for the new site? I realise it's unlikely but it could be rather likely that someone may take a name before the mod author gets chance to register.

Also, does this collaboration between the new KS and CKAN means that it will become mandatory for mod authors to have their mods on CKAN, because I am not OK with that.

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inigma    1816
4 minutes ago, ZodiusInfuser said:

Was sad to hear the news about KS, so hope this works out.

One question, for mod makers who previously used KerbalStuff, is it possible to reserve our usernames for the new site? I realise it's unlikely but it could be rather likely that someone may take a name before the mod author gets chance to register.

Also, does this collaboration between the new KS and CKAN means that it will become mandatory for mod authors to have their mods on CKAN, because I am not OK with that.

New site, new registration will be required. New upload.

As far as combining the two and allowing all mods on the new site available on CKAN, that's still undecided, but the majority of people want this. It's a debate for another day. For now, it will be business as usual.

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MatterBeam    364
Just now, inigma said:

New site, new registration will be required. New upload.

As far as combining the two and allowing all mods on the new site available on CKAN, that's still undecided, but the majority of people want this.

I agree with this. Make CKAN availability an opt-out thing.

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ZodiusInfuser    384
Just now, inigma said:

New site, new registration will be required. New upload.

I read the posts about that, so completely understand the privacy concerns. I'm just thinking, maybe there could be a period where only known mod authors are given the link to register an account, so they can be sure to get their previous username (or one that matches their forum name) before releasing it to the general masses? 

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inigma    1816
Just now, ZodiusInfuser said:

I read the posts about that, so completely understand the privacy concerns. I'm just thinking, maybe there could be a period where only known mod authors are given the link to register an account, so they can be sure to get their previous username (or one that matches their forum name) before releasing it to the general masses? 

SirCmpwn is in the #CKAN chat room now and will be removing personal details from the database dump so no, we will not be providing exclusive first-access. If there is a username squatting issue, VITAS is who you will want to talk to to resolve it.

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godarklight    398

Looks like we're going to get some of the database with the user information removed, we may be able to reconstruct KS fully as people register :D

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StarStryder    16
4 minutes ago, MatterBeam said:

I agree with this. Make CKAN availability an opt-out thing.

Why? I could understand the concern of making CKAN only accept KS as a source but why on earth would you not want your mod on CKAN for no additional effort?

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ZodiusInfuser    384
Just now, StarStryder said:

Why? I could understand the concern of making CKAN only accept KS as a source but why on earth would you not want your mod on CKAN for no additional effort?

Because as a mod maker it creates so many user support issues with people not getting the mod working, and automatically assuming its the mods fault rather than an issue with CKAN. That's my personal view. Also i'm a bit sour as my mods were added to CKAN without my consent.

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Yemo    584
26 minutes ago, ZodiusInfuser said:

Because as a mod maker it creates so many user support issues with people not getting the mod working, and automatically assuming its the mods fault rather than an issue with CKAN. That's my personal view. Also i'm a bit sour as my mods were added to CKAN without my consent.

I was hesitant at first about ckan, since I was the manual type myself and I had enough support issues already (though most likely much less than you).

But after embracing it for some months now and looking back, I would guesstimate that it cut support issues at least in half. The install issues with wrong folder placement/module manager versions/incompatible mods and so on have largely disappeared, especially since I assumed direct control over the ckan metadata files regarding my mods.Thus after some inital getting used to, I effectively traded the most annoying/unnecessary support issues, for (now) simple and rare metadata textfile maintenance on github.

 

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45 minutes ago, Thomas P. said:

As the current lead developer of the software, I would like to make this function available, as long as noone has any complaints. You don't have to use it, it would be entirely optional, so don't worry ;)

This makes me happy, I don't use CKAN and if I do use it in the future I don't want it to be because I HAD to.

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jkortech    39
14 minutes ago, legoclone09 said:

Why not call it Kerbal Space Dock? I like that more, and the domain is not taken under .com.

By not using Kerbal in the name they avoid one of the original issues that KerbalStuff had, getting sued for trademark infringement.  This would be a problem since it isn't official and the trademark is registered.

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legoclone09    2303
8 hours ago, Manwith Noname said:

Did you happen to read the front page of KerbalStuff?

Maybe we can ask SQUAD if they will let us use the name? If they can that would be very nice.

EDIT: I'll make a request in Kerbal Network to see if we can use the name legally.

EDIT 2: @inigma Just pinging you to get a fast response, sorry for annoyance.

Edited by legoclone09

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inigma    1816
13 minutes ago, legoclone09 said:

Maybe we can ask SQUAD if they will let us use the name? If they can that would be very nice.

EDIT: I'll make a request in Kerbal Network to see if we can use the name legally.

EDIT 2: @inigma Just pinging you to get a fast response, sorry for annoyance.

SirCmpwn, the owner of KerbalStuff has requested that we change the name.

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legoclone09    2303
8 hours ago, inigma said:

SirCmpwn, the owner of KerbalStuff has requested that we change the name.

Ok, thanks.

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Electr0ninja    37

I would like to formally volunteer to help with this project.

I have several years of programming experience and some web development experience, as well as extensive Linux experience.

If there is any more information you would like just pm me.

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technicalfool    1228

Hi.

A relative newbie tried to post here. However I'm into about 40-ish hours into a no-sleep marathon due to recent events, and ended up clicking the big red DELETE button instead.

Whoever you were, with the Linux and Python experience, apologies, and feel free to re-post. I'm off to bed. Someone who's more awake can approve the thing.

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RYU AZUKU99    20
8 minutes ago, Electr0ninja said:

I would like to formally volunteer to help with this project.

I have several years of programming experience and some web development experience, as well as extensive Linux experience.

If there is any more information you would like just pm me.

https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.esper.net join descussion here. Hope the link works for you

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