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Anuj Deshpande

Easy to use deploy instructions. We tried to follow the guides, but they are focused on self hosting for development - not for starting a community 😅

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Michael Kohl Author

Good feedback. Do you have a list of things that the docs didn't explain well for this use case by any chance?

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Anuj Deshpande

Sure!

  • current documentation doesn’t give a clear idea what all things are needed to do a self hosted production deploy. It's great for getting things setup to the point that you see something in the browser I guess.
  • we tried to setup prod variant of the docker compose file but then the code has some hard dependencies on 3rd party tools which didn’t let the rails service start correctly
  • we also tried to host dev version as prod (bad idea, I know :) but then it resulted into “HTTP Origin” related issues
  • Also, if you try the admin dashboard as part of the setup process, - makerville.io/ - in the logs we see something weird where it says a particular value isn't what it's supposed to be, but it actually is. So there's that.

Since i have your attention now, I am going to sneak in another question here quickly - do you know by when this you are expecting to make things available widely? I'd love to be part of an early program if that's possible as well! The reason I ask is that we were hoping to have this ready in time for our first ever conf - conference.makerville.io/ - it's scheduled for the tail end of January.

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Michael Kohl Author

First off, thanks a lot for taking the time for writing such a detailed reply. We are aware of the issue you mention and are continously working on fixing/improving things.

Regarding your second question: if you haven't done so already, please fill in this form:

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It will reach the right people™ who are better able to help you with this than I am 😀