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2020-02-26
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Crispin07:02:05

Spire is a new project building a pragmatic system provisioner as a clojure DSL. It can be used in place of older tools like ansible, fabric, capistrano and the like and works in a similar fashion. The first alpha pre-release (0.1.0-alpha.1) is up for people willing to test and experiment. Things could change and there is much documentation to write, so open tickets for whatever doesn't work or should be present. Available here: https://github.com/epiccastle/spire

jeroenvandijk10:02:00

@U1QQJJK89 Does it also make sense to use spire for when you are already on the instance? Iā€™m thinking about an AWS userdata script. I can imagine the Spire dsl offers some benefits there over self-written install logic (e.g. even when written in Babashka)

Crispin10:02:55

You can use it to localhost if you want. Although its primarily intended to "reach out" from your local workstation to remote machines. You can also make scripts with a shebang that will take arguments on the command line to do things or pick targets. https://github.com/epiccastle/spire/blob/master/doc/howto.md#read-the-launch-arguments

Crispin10:02:03

If you do use it in an interesting way like this, let me know.

Crispin10:02:20

I'm not exactly sure how people will use it. Time will tell...

borkdude10:02:42

@U0FT7SRLP when you're already on the machine, you might also want to be looking at dad by @UBL24PLE6: https://github.com/liquidz/dad

borkdude11:02:37

maybe they can even work in complement

jeroenvandijk11:02:00

Cool! Thank you both!

Crispin11:02:26

you could deploy dad to the machine(s) with spire!

lukasz14:02:30

This is great - I'm currently refactoring some of our infra setup and out of frustration I had to put Ansible in a docker container, as managing python dependencies and packages is becoming challenging. I will try it out in my spare time and see if an equivalent of Ansible's docker_container module is feasible šŸ˜‰

Captain Porcelain15:02:30

Not sure if anybody is interested in this, but I was frustrated in the state of the marginalia documentation generator. I've forked it to include deps support, the unmerged pr for an open reader bug and theming support. https://github.com/captain-porcelain/sidenotes

hindol15:02:48

I was in your position as well. So far, only cljdoc works for me.

hindol15:02:22

So, thanks a lot for working on this! This can be really useful.

Captain Porcelain15:02:25

Maybe give sidenotes a try and let me know if it is useful to you.

hindol15:02:08

Don't know how hard it would be to port cljdoc's theme to this.

Captain Porcelain16:02:21

I haven't used cljdoc so far, so I can't say anything about the effort.

hindol16:02:35

Here is an example: https://cljdoc.org/d/com.github.hindol/json-rpc.core/0.1.4-1/doc/readme Looks really clean. Kind of similar to how Github renders documentation.

Captain Porcelain16:02:46

Yes, it's really clean but quite different from what marginalia and sidenotes create.