CollectionFS needs love


#1

Hi all,

I want to ask if anybody depend on CollectionFS and want to help out maintaining the project,

I haven’t used Meteor for the past couple of years, I strongly believe that the best packages are the ones where the maintainers depend on it them selfs

If I can’t finde any maintainers the project will close down.

Kind regards Morten
(aka RaiX)


#2

The project is now closed down, repositories are marked “deprecated” and archived in github :disappointed_relieved:

I’m not sure how to mark all cfs/ packages to deprecated on atmosphere? (any hints appreciated - I can flag the packages)

The past couple of months I’ve talked with a few developers who wanted to give it a go" - but the project is big, needs alot of work to get into shape - so in the end it didn’t fly.

IMHO my advice to other developers would be to use the services on azure/google/amazon for file handling and processing (tooling is much greater now than 4-5 years ago)

We point developers to https://github.com/VeliovGroup/Meteor-Files as an alternative solution.

I want to say thank you to all contributors it’s been great working with you guys, and a special thank you to Eric aka @aldeed Thanks dude for your support, code and ideas :slight_smile:

Kind regards Morten
(aka RaiX)


#3

GridFS in combination with https://github.com/VeliovGroup/Meteor-Files works very well if you target for self hosting solution or when cloud service are not an option for you. GridFS has also been improved a lot from a Mongo perspective, also see this post: https://github.com/VeliovGroup/Meteor-Files/issues/616

Another question is, if CollectionFS would be a potential candidate for Meteor-Community-Packages?


#4

Thank you for pointing to the community packages - I have made a post in regard to transfer packages to that org


#5

as alternative there is also
https://atmospherejs.com/jalik/ufs-local


#6

Using Meteor-Files from VeliovGroup.

https://github.com/VeliovGroup/Meteor-Files/


#7

Thanks @raix! It was fun trading coding hours on this project. I learned a lot about Node streams that is helpful to this day. I agree that there are better services available now. For image/video, if it works with budget, services like Cloudinary are a good choice.

For those not willing to let go yet, I helped Reaction Commerce build and publish NPM editions of some of the CFS packages last year: https://github.com/reactioncommerce/reaction-file-collections

It supports only a smaller subset of the features that CFS did.