First of all, thank you so much for developing such amazing software. It is on my list of the most awesome software that I have found since I joined the web community. And I feel sad that I don't know Ruby to contribute to the code.
Getting back to the point, I have made several failed attempts to deploy Forem on a server. I know that this beautiful software is not yet ready for self-hosting but I couldn't wait. I have been trying to deploy it since it was known as just dev.to.
As a web developer and with somehow strong skills in the Unix operating system, I have a lot of trust in my abilities. I always try deploying the software but I give up when a complex issue arises. Even using the container methods, I hit snags. Once I hit a snag, I get back to my routine schedule (as I am a freelance web developer) but I give it a try again after a month or two. Obviously, I fail again.
I opened an issue at GitHub where I received very appreciating responses. Especially, thanks to @jdoss who pointed me here. I'm writing this post to let the community know that this software is extremely valuable and we are strongly looking forward to using it.
So did anyone else also find this to be over-complicated? Will the community behind Forem make this awesome software easy to deploy on a server? We are really looking forward to seeing an open-sourced software with easy installation instructions. Thank you so much for bringing this awesome software for us.