Donate is down [ Old thread ]

A server was decommissioned and the Rack volunteer crew failed to migrate in time (as happens with volunteer crews). The main Rack folks are meeting tomorrow to get a test donate website up, and then we’ll need more volunteers to help find any bugs. Will keep everyone updated.


The test website is up! We need help testing it. Instructions here: Testing new donate server

Thanks in advance!


Quick update.

We have been doing a lot of testing and debugging of deployment. We are currently finalizing integration testing, which is taking all the different parts that different people worked on and pull them together.

I really hope to finish that tomorrow. We are down to testing a full deployment of a test environment which so far looks good.

We did a UAT previously, which was a bit light for my taste, but we found issues and corrected them. Thank you to those who participated.

Deploying to Production means vigilance and handling issues as they come in. We have automatic monitoring set up, and I will be personally monitoring the logs and be on call for the next month to handle issues as they arise. My experience is it takes about two weeks to stabilize, and the next two weeks of stability to gain confidence in the deployment.

Once we are stable, lets throw a fucking party because the devs on this need it.

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This would be the excellent thing to do!

What is status of the donate portal? I see the projects view only displays General Fund. Also, there is no list of recent donations anymore.

I know that last summer it was moved over from it’s Ruby back-end to django I believe. And I think it was re-released in a semi finished state.

Is it possible to access any of the projects besides the general fund?

Tbh I don’t know if the projects info was ever properly recorded. I hear mention of fund tracking, but I am pretty sure that most of it was done manually by John.

As of right now - the only fund tracking I have been doing has been for the laser cutter and the woodworking room. But it has been entirely manual.

It’s a tough challenge to solve with a ton of payment options (donate, paypal, patreon, benevity, cash, subscription vs. one time). And I think that with the move we can hopefully do a fund reset. And then put together a more public finance.noisebridge fund tracking website.

I see.

The project page was working in the past. Example, people would donate to Gnar audio group specifically via the donate portal. Does this mean we have effectively lost accounting for all those individual projects?