If you are reading these lines, you are already accessing the brand-new planet of the FSFE. While Björn, Coordinator of Team Germany, has largely improved the design in late 2017, we tackled many underlying issues this time.
So what has changed under the hood?
- The whole system runs in a Docker container now, with all code accessible on our Git. Yes, Docker has drawbacks, but in this case it eases maintenance for our volunteers and makes contributions to design and code very simple.
- The old planet ran on a very old Debian server which had issues with modern TLS versions. This basically erased a few blogs from the planet whose webservers do not support older encryption standards.
- The design has been improved once more. It now more closely aligns to the design of our main page fsfe.org and feels more natively to use and browse.
- Many blogs which were not accessible any more have been removed, and those which redirected to other URLs have been updated accordingly.
So with the migration to the new system you will probably find a few new blogs and unread posts in your RSS feeds now. So please do not be confused about it but look forward to even more useful and interesting bits from the FSFE community!
On this occasion I would like to thank Michael and Vincent for their contributions to the code, and the useful feedback from various people in the FSFE’s community. If you have ideas how to further improve our planet, please open an issue in the Git repository or write an email to us.