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If you are trying to do any of these, and running into issues please contact me. I am now open to consulting directly. Fixing even a few small inefficiencies can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Not only that, if the DevOps philosophies are really taken up, its likely that the employee base will also be happier, and proud of their accomplishments as a team.
As far as technologies I support, please take a look at my Technologies page. (Updated often) I am also happy to take on new ones for a project if needed.
Creating an efficient pipeline is what I do; and a fully functional system that is working well can be an amazing thing.
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
There will be no version 1.6 image.
There will be no image at all…
Instead, there will be a full installer.
This is one of the reasons for the delay.
The installer will work with a full GUI, and on the desktop.
Full ubuntu Install.
Fresh RPI install with GUI.
The installer will be iterated on by feature going forward.
We can add community approved features one at a time.
I have seen much FUD around this, and I wanted to clarify so people are aware what Google’s Intentions are for Hangouts. As I am a heavy user of the product, I was very surprised to see this. It appears that Google will still keep Hangouts around, but for the ‘normal’ user demographic only. They will be disabling their API on April 25. This however, should not be a complete surprise. Google has made it clear that with the arrival of their new products Allo and Duo that they are switching to an enterprise vision for many of their products. However, they will NOT BE REMOVING IT COMPLETELY, as mentioned in the linked engadget.com article.
What does this mean for you? The ‘End User’, if just using the services at face value may not even see a difference. However, services and sites that use the integration features will likely be affected. They (google) have allowed for an exception, and that is if they site/service qualifies as an “Enterprise Communication Tool”, slack for example. There won’t be many of those I expect.
Basically it comes down to this, they are ending the Hangouts API integration (publicly) on April 25th.