Apparently there are in-progress features to have public logs / streams which might be interesting for us ?
I can email them probably, looks like I'm currently an admin
yeah niko, davidtwco as well — at least I wanted us to see it, so that y'all admins can decide :)
sent an email, can't hurt
So, this feature is basically a custom UI that acts as an archive.
That's my impression
I’ve been chatting with Tim from Zulip and intend to work on first-class support for a read-only mode.
An example of the archive they are discussing in that tweet is here:
This looks great for the basic case of "let's leave a link on some issue/PR to avoid copying" but it's not quite the read-only view, yes
(it looks static vs. dynamic)
But I think it's still a worthwhile improvement over the previous status quo of requiring login
plus the archive loads ~instantly :)
Yeah, that’s true.
It certainly doesn’t hurt.
is there an easy way to get the archive link from within zulip, or does one have to go to the archive and find the relevant part of the relevant conversation?
hm, that site looks like Zulip exports the data to static HTML or something like that?
but based on the URL structure looks like it should be feasible to generate the links
(mostly just removing
- it seems?)
https://github.com/timabbott/zulip_archive is the link I was just given by Tim at Zulip
Looks like we'd need to run it on our own infra though, which while not a blocker isn't ideal. Maybe a cron job in Travis would work, not sure
it doesn't require some manual work on your part to keep the archive up to date right ?
afaict it's basically a static site generator plus zulip downloader
so definitely something we can do, maybe 1-2 hours of invested time
@davidtwco Do you have any sense on a timeline for the public read-only access you mentioned (i.e., sort of "official" integration) about this?
Whenever I get around to working on it for them, I think.
They've got some rough plans for how they want it to work, but not enough bandwidth to actively work on it themselves. As far as I could gather at least.
I might spend an hour or two this weekend hooking up the existing archive tool Tim pointed me at for us
@davidtwco @lqd fyi, initial draft is up at https://zulip-archive.rust-lang.org/ but I'm looking into building something more rapidly updating and (possibly) cheaper as a result for us to run
so don't expect that URL to stay too stable though the domain is likely to be that one
Please sort the list alphabetically. Otherwise trying to find a stream requires biblical search: "Seek and ye shall find".
I would expect ctrl+f to be far more useful, but that does seem reasonable.
OTOH, Zulip itself is not alphabetically sorted.
Actually, hm, maybe it is.
if you sort it like Zulip does it that would be okay, too. ;)
Zulip-like sorting is now enabled
I've revised the back-end implementation a bit and we now refresh every 5 minutes; I don't think there's any reason to go much lower than that since it's not really useful to follow along in real time anyway, I would guess
thanks a lot @simulacrum