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0.8 Release

The 0.8 release of Stackspin marks several milestones. We’re finishing up the period that was funded by OTF and we’re getting closer and closer to a stable 1.0 release. We also moved closer to a final set of applications, by switching out Rocket.Chat for Zulip and building a proper dashboard application. Lastly, this is the…

OpenAppStack Renamed To Stackspin

After a few months working together with Ura Design on our improved UX as well as our brand, we’re happy to announce that OpenAppStack has acquired its new and final name: “Stackspin”. We wanted to re-invent the brand, because we noticed that the name “OpenAppStack” was hard to remember, didn’t sound very positive to everyone,…

0.7.0 Release

Today we announce Openappstack 0.7.0, our second release this year as we wrap up the current Prototype funding round. The release marks what we’ve achieved together in the last 6 month since restarting work on Openappstack. The main focus of this Prototype funding round was to add more apps to OAS and improve user adoption…

0.6.0 Release

We’re pleased to announce a new release of Openappstack (0.6.0)! After a 3 month stop of development we continued development starting in March. Next to fixing bugs, improving the installation process and CI pipeline stability our main focus was the migration from flux 1 to flux 2. It was a lot of work but we’re…

Make us Look Good: UX/Design Call for Proposals

OpenAppStack (OAS) is looking for individuals or companies specialised in value-sensitive UX and design, for a full design of the administrative dashboard for OAS. UPDATE 2021-06-01: We are happy to anounce that today we started working with Ura Design. Context OpenAppStack (OAS) is an aggregator and curator of open source office and productivity apps, for…

Restarting Work On OpenAppStack

After a long silence from our side, we are happy to announce that we are able to restart work on OpenAppStack! Around August 2020 we were forced to stop working on OpenAppStack. The Open Technology Fund, our source of income, was suddenly withheld around $20 million by new leadership that was put in place by…

Progress Report June

Last month we finished setting up an automated backup system, centralized monitoring for our beta tests and made it easier to configure Nextcloud to send out emails. Additionally, we worked on making it easier to add other applications to an OpenAppStack cluster. Lastly we have worked on making it easier to use Deflect in combination…

Progress Report June

Last month we finished setting up an automated backup system, centralized monitoring for our beta tests and made it easier to configure Nextcloud to send out emails. Additionally, we worked on making it easier to add other applications to an OpenAppStack cluster. Lastly we have worked on making it easier to use Deflect in combination…

Progress Report May

Website update If you are wondering what OpenAppStack is, we try to explain it a lot better than before on our website. It even includes images! So please take a look at openappstack.net and let us know if anything is unclear ☺. Beta test phase As I write this, we are finishing up the release…

Progress Report April

OpenAppStack continued After our first funding period, there was a few months hiatus in the work on OpenAppStack, during which OTF reviewed the first year of work. We are happy to say that we got the green light to continue work on OpenAppStack until April 2021! Join the newsletter If you want to stay up…

Progress Report November

November started out great with the OTF summit. We had some very good conversations about the future of collaboration using open source tools and a lot of other interesting talks and sessions too! Other than that, we have mostly made progress on the single sign-on and automatic updates front. Single sign-on A helm chart was…

Progress Report October

In October we have worked hard on officially releasing an alpha version, 0.2.1. You can find more information about that here.Continue reading Progress Report October

Version 0.2.1 Released

We just released version 0.2.1 of OpenAppStack. This version is meant for everyone who wants to help us “alpha test” our code.Continue reading Version 0.2.1 Released

Progress Report September

This is what happened for OpenAppStack last month. We mostly worked on the user management/single sign on interface and Nextcloud. Apart from that we have worked on automatically testing that the monitoring system, Prometheus, works correctly.Continue reading Progress Report September

Progress Report August

Let me start this report by saying it is still possible to join our Alpha Test. So if you want to help us, please email us.Continue reading Progress Report August

Progress Report July

July is marked by us starting the Alpha Test. Email us if you want to help us test!Continue reading Progress Report July

Comparison Of Kubernetes App Auto Updates

When application updates become available it takes the average user a while to apply or install those updates. This simply happens because not every user is constantly checking if all the applications they run have an update available. OpenAppStack wants to take this responsibility away from the user by automatically testing updates as soon as…

Take back control over your data!

name: intro layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- # OpenAppStack Take back control over your data! .footnote[Project site: [openappstack.net](https://openappstack.net)] --- layout: false # Contents of this talk - Problem - Alternatives - OpenAppStack --- # The problem (1/3) Question 1: - How many different companies did you interact with for RightsCon attendance? ??? Leaving…

Progress Report May

In May, we improved the website front page, added Collabora for editing documents and added Prometheus & grafana for monitoring. In June we will be at RightsCon, presenting OAS on Wednesday morning. Collabora document editing We decided to set up Collabora for editing the documents you save in your Nextcloud. We had to make a…

Progress Report April

Internet Freedom Festival OpenAppStack was represented at the Internet Freedom Festival. We have spoken to a lot of people about the applications we should and/or should not include. In contrast to Infracon, most of the conversations were focused around user experience instead of technical aspects. On Thursday, we presented OpenAppStack at the Tools showcase. Automatic…

Progress Report March

Last month was the first time we let other people set up OpenAppStack during our presentation at Infracon. Continue reading Progress Report March

Setting Up A Simple Kubernetes Cluster With Openappstack

name: intro layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- # OpenAppStack Setting up a simple Kubernetes cluster with OpenAppStack .footnote[Project site: [openappstack.net](https://openappstack.net)] --- layout: false # What is OpenAppStack Cloud application suite - Open source - Self-updating - Easy to install - Integrated .footnote[Project by Greenhost and eQualit.ie] ??? - Open source: you know what…

Progress Report February

This February we have improved our local storage provisioner and worked on our bootstrap script.Continue reading Progress Report February

Comparison Of Free And Open Source Single Sign On Solutions

Update 2022-01-31: We have updated this post to include feedback that was emailed to us. This post should serve only for people who would like to understand the decision we made in 2019, not as a guide to people who want to make this decision now. A login process is considered annoying by users and…

Progress Report January

In January we focused on two main points: CI and storage. In short we have setup a basic CI pipeline that automatically deploys OpenAppStack to a new server and we have made a local storage driver with automatic provisioning.Continue reading Progress Report January