[Xymon] RES: Is the xymon Dead? Future

Ralph Mitchell ralphmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 16:40:55 CET 2019

I'd still like to see encrypted connections for Xymon client messages going
to the server.

Ralph Mitchell

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 10:09 AM Axel Beckert <abe at deuxchevaux.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 01:31:35PM +0000, John Horne wrote:
> > On Fri, 2019-03-08 at 12:09 +0000, SebA wrote:
> > > Many years ago, I pushed for Xymon to be moved from VCS to SVN to
> promote
> > > community  contributions.
> I think you meant CVS instead of VCS. VCS (Version Control System) is
> the general term for CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial, etc.
> > > Git, specifically GitHub, has replaced SVN as the best thing to
> > > promote community contributions, and I think it would be
> > > beneficial if the official Xymon code repos are migrated to
> > > GitHub.
> Definitely, but it's also not the only thing which is needed for
> getting contributions from external contributors. It's also a social
> thing.
> Reviewing and accepting contributions — or maybe even giving
> trustworthy contributors commit access is also necessary for a FLOSS
> project. But as far as I can tell, this happens in the Xymon project,
> although not on a daily base.
> > but github would allow the community to report issues,
> SF does allow that, too, it's just not enabled for the Xymon project
> on SF. Example of an SF project where it is enabled:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/nfsen/bugs/
> > provide updates/patches via pull requests,
> Exists on SF, too, example: https://sourceforge.net/p/nfsen/patches/
> > and download either released versions via the tags
> Possible, too, example:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/xymon/code/HEAD/tarball?path=/branches/4.3.27
> > if necessary or the latest code via the 'develop' (or
> > whatever) branch.
> https://sourceforge.net/p/xymon/code/HEAD/tarball?path=/branches/4.x-master
> https://sourceforge.net/p/xymon/code/HEAD/tarball?path=/trunk
> Don't get me wrong: I think SF degraded from once the best place to
> host FLOSS to a website with tons of outdated trash and the most
> horrible UI I ever saw from a code hosting site. Not to mention that
> it is far too overladen with ads and popup.
> My personal preference in VCS hosters is also GitHub as — from my
> point of view — they currently provide the best user experience. OTOH
> there might be some qualms about Github being not completely open
> source and being owned by Microsoft.
> And with regards to being dead or not: Development greatly sped up
> when J.C. Cleaver took over release management, but it indeed seems to
> have stalled a little bit again. Then again, IIRC J.C. mostly took
> over release management so that Henrik can focus on long-time
> development. And if there is not much to fix in the current stable
> releases, not having a stable release every few months is not
> necessarily "dead", but might also be "stable, no relevant open
> issues".
> (And yes, I'm still hoping and waiting for IPv6 support, too,
> especially in xymonnet-based checks. Reporting to IPv6-only servers is
> no issue though, if you anyways use stunnel to encrypt the
> client-reporting traffic.)
>                 Kind regards, Axel
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