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Re: [PATCH] gnu: services: Add redis-service

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: services: Add redis-service
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:40:42 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Thompson, David <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm seeing a trend where people write services with configuration
>> types that don't cover nearly the amount of configuration options to
>> make the service useful.  MySQL, and now this Redis server, are
>> examples of this.  There are many more configuration options in Redis
>> than this service exposes.
>> What do we do?
> Since there is no automated way to cover all options (or even the most
> useful subset) for all possible services I think it’s okay to start with
> a minimally useful service definition.
> We can extend them later as people see the need for better coverage.
> One thing I’d always like to see, though, is an escape hatch that allows
> users to extend the service with plain text configuration snippets.

Agreed.  I like it when people submit full-featured services, like the
OpenVPN services that were posted recently, but I think it’s also
valuable to have first stabs at services like this Redis server.  It
is functional and useful, lowers the barrier for the initial submitter
as well as for people who want to improve it.


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