DICE Labs, which I originally suggested back in early 2008, is now an reality. Whilst I’ve been running a number of ‘not a service’ systems for a while, this puts them on an official footing, and lets a much wider set of folk play around with them than just the CO team. Lots of things that I built in the past that now run in production went through this ‘Not a Service’ phase, including bugzilla and the wiki. Jabber and iFile were also built as part of this process, but aren’t part of the DICE Labs launch offering as they’re in the process of graduating into fully fledged services of their own.
January 26, 2009
September 29, 2008
As this blog has suggested in the past, I’m in the process of moving things off duffus, and at the same time putting them on a more stable, LCFG managed, footing. The latest system to be moved is iTalk, a local installation of the JWChat application, which provides a web based interface to the Informatics Jabber service. As the service name http://italk.not-a-service.inf.ed.ac.uk/ suggests, this is not a production quality service – but it should be usable by anyone who has access to our Jabber service. Please do try it out, and let me know how you get on.
An older post provides some interesting technical details about the configuration of this service.