To temporarily disable annotations sidebar

Hi all,

I’ve been thinking to disable temporarily the annotation sidebar and I’d
like your opinion about it.

The day before the Beyond Tellerand DocSprint, I spent more than hour
with somebody on IRC because he couldn’t login to edit pages. Its only
after some time that I realized that he was using the annotation sidebar
as the only way to register to our site. He’s most likely not the only
one who got caught with it.

Maybe its better to remove confusion factors and enable it only when we
have the Accounts-system/SSO enabled. Something that’s coming soon anyway.

Besides that, it also impacts the site load time. In fact, the sidebar
loader calls a bunch of files like a web application development
environment would —not a production one, which our deployment is. Their
development stack (Python) actually has the piping to minify their
assets, its just not configured yet.

My proposal:

- Disable the automatic annotator sidebar loader
- Keep the
- Upgrade the annotator as soon as its available, that includes:
  - SSO integration (they’re almost there)
  - Sidebar loader performance (in progress)

The time frame is about a week or so.



Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
W3C  |  Web Platform Project  ✪  @renoirb

Received on Monday, 23 June 2014 20:15:59 UTC