Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#733 closed enhancement (fixed)

Syndie Dead?

Reported by: DISABLED Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: apps/syndie Version: 0.9.2
Keywords: Cc: Zlatin Balevsky, killyourtv
Parent Tickets: Sensitive: no


the syndie project appears to be dead, which i feel is a shame since it has great potential. i propose having an official forum in syndie, which will encourage people to use it, and show off the wide variety of uses of i2p. once one major forum is established there, many more will surely follow, and once people see the potential of the project, will consider restarting development and bugfixes on syndie.


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Eche|on

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Syndie is still alive, at least 3 servers do run and sync.
Syndie is e.g. installable from kytv PPA packages.
There are some official I2P forum in Syndie.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by zzz

The development is certainly dead. I'd love to see somebody work on it. It needs lots of attention. Just a question of finding someone. Five years but haven't given up hope.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Zlatin Balevsky

Cc: Zlatin Balevsky added
Milestone: 0.9.3
Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

I strongly disagree with echelon's resolution to "worksforme" because it is opposite of helpful to the project. I'm reopening this ticket out of respect for the original poster but not setting any milestones.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by killyourtv

Cc: killyourtv added

Although Syndie's not quite dead, it's barely breathing. (Development died years ago)

Obvious problems

  • Yes, it's usable..but buggy…and slow (on my box at least)
  • The documentation for the GUI version is non-existent. You have to learn by experimenting.
  • There aren't any working builds on and people have to

1) use my Debian packages; or
2) use the plugin version (if the user I2P runs as has access to run GUI software); or
3) compile from source

There need to be binaries available so everyone can participate easily. We can't expect everyone to be able to compile from source.

Some—whose coding skills and knowledge I respect—have said it'd be difficult to fix the issues in the codebase and suggested starting over. The idea of Syndie has loads of potential and I hope it doesn't remain frozen at its current state.

I can help with the documentation and binary building parts, but WRT to fixing the issues with the codebase I'm pretty useless.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Zlatin Balevsky

Some—whose coding skills and knowledge I respect—have said it'd be difficult to fix the issues in the codebase and suggested starting over.

If that's referring to me then it's a little inaccurate. What I said was that it would be difficult to find a volunteer to maintain the fugly spaghetti mess jrand0m left behind. However, that is not equivalent to saying that there are actual bugs in the code or that the idea itself is flawed. Also, one must not exclude the possibility that there are people out there who like to refactor things for the sake of making beautiful code.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by Eche|on

I already wanted to setup a bounty for syndie dev. I guess it is time.
Lets see, if I deal with donation updates these days, I set the bounty active.
A bit out of line, but fine. Good use of the money.


comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by zzz

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

We're wrapping up a weeks-long hackfest on Syndie and will post an official release soon.

It appears we have met the intent of this ticket - to increase usage, enthusiasm, and development. At least a little. Whether the momentum continues, we will see, depends on people.

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