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New Hosting Program Tue, 07 August 2012 22:26 Go to next message
ricks03 is currently offline ricks03

 
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So I've written my own web-based hosting program which is much like (and inspired by) AutoHost (using Perl and Apache, and based off my earlier published starstat.pl code and my earlier published movie generating code). Its a full-fledged web site hosting interface much like AutoHost, with a few features that work just how I wanted them to work. Included is the ability to create the games within the site. Is there anyone moderately computer savvy willing to test out my (simple) instructions and see if someone else can get a site running from it?

It's still got a few quirks, but we've now hosted three games off it and I'm more adding features than fixing bugs, so I'm think it's ready for some level of release.

Anyone?



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http://www.irelandbybicycle.com
http://totalhost.sinister.net:999

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Re: New Hosting Program Tue, 07 August 2012 23:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sounds interesting.. I'll send you a pm with my google id.


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Re: New Hosting Program Tue, 13 March 2018 01:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ricks03 is currently offline ricks03

 
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We've played a half-dozen extended games on TotalHost with no real issues. It's been down for a while, but it's back up with the updated feature of being able to create games online.

Now to go dig into the decryption code. I want to to add the host function to reset a user's password. That might take me a while, since I know neither Java nor VB (but if someone else was interested in collaborating?). That decryption will also let me automatically create a movie of the game at the end.


Anyway, it's up for the world to see: http://totalhost.sinister.net:999

Rick






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Re: New Hosting Program Sun, 01 April 2018 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mrvan is currently offline mrvan

 
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Sounds great!

I tried creating an account but never got the email.

Is the tool open source? Can you post it on github or equivalent?

(Even if code quality is not up to your standards, I think it would be better to have the code on github and allow us to help improve it...)

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Re: New Hosting Program Mon, 02 April 2018 00:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ricks03 is currently offline ricks03

 
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So a collection of answers:
-Not a code problem. The email didn't go out because the new firewall in front of it blocked the outgoing connection to the mail server. It's fixed now! I tagged it to resend the account information for those who had signed up.

-My next code is currently getting my Stars! password reset code working, then I'll get back to TotalHost.

-I 100% intend to make the source available. I actually looked at github the other day, but wasn't a) quite ready to make it a public account, or b) ready to pay for a private account, as I'll be on the road in a couple of weeks for almost 3 months. So I'll likely deal with it when I return. I'm also going to look at some other sources for source control. I'd like something I can limit access to, at least for a while, and am interested in suggestions. I've spent a lot of career time dealing with managing others source control (SVN, CMVC), but I've never really done much of it for my own code, so it will take me a bit to find my feet once I get back.

I also don't know whether I'm a good enough developer to be able to handle others changing the code, so if I work forward in slow steps be patient with me. I"m likely to start just with wanting to understand what features might have interest. But I'm glad to hear there's at least a little interest.

Given that I'm dealing with a REALLY small user base anyway. There'd be some irony in a smaller user base than development one. . .


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Re: New Hosting Program Fri, 13 April 2018 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ManicLurch is currently offline ManicLurch

 
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a) quite ready to make it a public account, or b) ready to pay for a private account


bitbucket will let you create a private account for free, with some limitations that shouldn't be an issue for this project.

Once you are ready for it to be open to the public, I would use github.

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Re: New Hosting Program Fri, 13 April 2018 18:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(I have github private repos as an academic developer, I would be fine with creating one and adding you as a collaborator so you can work on it and have it archived without opening it to the public)

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Re: New Hosting Program Fri, 13 April 2018 20:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mrvan wrote on Fri, 13 April 2018 18:35
(I have github private repos as an academic developer, I would be fine with creating one and adding you as a collaborator so you can work on it and have it archived without opening it to the public)

thanks!



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Re: New Hosting Program Sat, 14 April 2018 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've created the repository here: https://github.com/vanatteveldt/totalhost. It should 404 until you get permission. If you send me your github name I'll add you to it.

[Updated on: Sat, 14 April 2018 10:56]

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Re: New Hosting Program Mon, 02 July 2018 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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that is so awesome,

Do you mind if I try it out with some of my friends?

regards
F1ange



See you in space

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Re: New Hosting Program Mon, 09 July 2018 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nope, that's what it's there for. Feedback appreciated!


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Re: New Hosting Program Sun, 15 July 2018 12:52 Go to previous message
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Yeah, bitbucket works for me. Thanks for the suggestion, and I've created a repository.

I can completely understand now why people don't open-source things, it's a bit hard to let go! It's a private repository right now. For people actually using the site, I'll add the ability to submit issues.



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