Now that apt-get install diaspora-installer is available, I think we should promote them prominently on wiki. Currently only Hamara Linux includes it in official repo of a stable release with other distros coming soon.
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Proposal: create a section for automated installation and add Hamara
We should add Hamara in a separate section since it has an installer package. We can add other distros here as and when they have the package in their official repo for a stable release.
Outcome: It is not ready at the moment, will revisit after addressing the concerns raised.
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I’m not sure what is meant by “separate section”. Why not just add some more info under the “Installation/Hamara” page - or make a “Installation/Debian package”? It could be in a different sub section, just like PaaS environments etc are.
It is great that packaging work is being done but IMHO the package cannot be the preferred method simply because any kind of packaging will always lag behind unless the packaging is done by the core project. That would take a while to reach that stage where packages would be the preferred method of distribution for diaspora I think.
@praveenarimbrathod so, 0.5 is out, what’s the current state of your work, how do you plan to deal with updates, especially those including manual step actions?
@flaburgan new installations use 0.5.0.1. I’m currently working on 0.4 to 0.5 update, hoping to complete in next few days. Minor updates are already handled.
I feel the
diaspora-installer would get more visibility in the install guides if it was an entry in the Debian section, not a note in the Debian guide itself.
So under Debian 8, Debian 7, Debian 6, have it as
Debian package and with a new page detailing very briefly what it is and where to get more information about it - unless you want to maintain that information in the Diaspora wiki.