[Operators] Services list maintainance

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Apr 12 21:39:58 UTC 2011

On 4/12/11 3:38 PM, Paul Staroch wrote:
> Am 2011-04-12 23:33, schrieb Peter Saint-Andre:
>> On 4/12/11 3:31 PM, Sean Dilda wrote:
>>> On 4/12/11 5:25 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>>> On 4/12/11 3:24 PM, Sean Dilda wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for doing the new site.  However, with Chrome on my mac, the
>>>>> formatting is weird.  I only see the first few characters of the
>>>>> 'Primary Admin' field, and have to scroll to the right to see the rest
>>>>> even though there's plenty of horizontal space to the sides.
>>>> I think we might need to drop one of the columns, but I'm not sure
>>>> which...
>>>>> Also, a few servers don't have lat/long which makes their columns appear
>>>>> weird.
>>>> We need to gather that data by poking the admins of those services.
>>> If you're looking for suggestions, I say drop the lat/long columns and
>>> kill two birds with one stone.  The lat/long doesn't provide much info
>>> that the country doesn't.  This is especially true when you consider how
>>> easy it is to host a service in multiple datacenters or even have your
>>> service hosted in a cloud where you don't know what datacenter you're
>>> actually in.
>> As I recall, some clients (e.g., Pidgin) use the lat/lon to show a fancy
>> interface for choosing a server for registration purposes. But it would
>> be good to verify that they still do so. I'll ping their dev list.
>> Peter
> Don't these clients use the XML data at
> http://xmpp.org/services/services-full.xml?

Correct, but we'll start auto-generating that XML file from the data in
the WordPress database, I think. Still to be determined...


Peter Saint-Andre

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