Closed Bug 1425147 Opened 3 years ago Closed 9 months ago

Add Kuma to Janitor


( Graveyard :: Setup / Install, enhancement, P5)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: jswisher, Unassigned)


(Keywords: in-triage, Whiteboard: [specification][type:feature][points:6+][lod:4+][patchwelcome])

What problem would this feature solve?
Setting up a Kuma build environment, while easier than in the past, is stil non-trivial and requires a lot of resources. This a large hurdle for potential contributors, especially if they do not have access to a development-class computer.

Who has this problem?
Core contributors to MDN

How do you know that the users identified above have this problem?
Anecdotal evidence from staff and volunteer developers.

How are the users identified above solving this problem now?
Following this 12?-step procedure:

Do you have any suggestions for solving the problem? Please explain in detail.
============================================================================== provides cloud-based development environments for open source projects, as well as support for typical operations, so users don't have to spend lots of time reading project-specific docs.

Is there anything else we should know?
Contact, who is the maintainer of the projecgt.
Keywords: in-triage
Priority: -- → P5
This is cross-filed at:

I haven't used Janitor, but it sounds promising for many users (older equipment, Windows, low-bandwidth).

One potential issue is that Kuma uses multiple docker containers for development, and Janitor uses Cloud9 instead. jgmize is proposing a Kubernetes implementation that would help:

I believe this would be a large effort for staff, and it would need to be a quarterly deliverable to make it happen, so it will be a while. This would be a great community project, and would help many MDN contributors.
Whiteboard: [specification][type:feature] → [specification][type:feature][points:6+][lod:4+][patchwelcome]
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Closed: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: → Graveyard
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