[Grok-dev] UPDATE recently created projects to 0.14.1

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Dec 15 19:26:41 EST 2008


Great that people want to work on this!

+1 to a phone home feature that reports in a prominent place in the admin UI

+1 to Brandon's idea that the phone home feature should simply look for 
a '0.14.1.security' file in our regular release info place (or something 
like that) and just use that that security message. Message should be 
plain text and not HTML interpolated with 'structure' to avoid insertion 

-1 to adding another question to grokproject. I think this should ask as 
few questions as possible and I think we can do the right thing without 
grokproject being involved.

+1 to a setting in the admin UI to turn this on or off

+1 to this setting being "off" by default

+1 to a feature in the admin UI that sents people off to some 
configuration screen/wizard the first time they ever enter the admin UI. 
Simply store a flag in the ZODB when people have set it. Possibly some 
mechanism that also records version number or something like that, so 
that future versions of the admin UI can send the user back in case of 
important new security setting.

It's important that the admin UI will not hang or something like that 
while phoning home when the computer is not online. It should therefore 
fail quickly.

I think that's enough functionality to make sure that people who *want* 
to be notified will be notified and also have a chance to learn about 
the notification feature.



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