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5 points by hjek 1084 days ago | link | parent

* Unvote (like HN)

* File upload. On the News site I run, users do this in the roundabout way of uploading files to non-free services like Google Drive or Dropbox and then link to them.

* Ecommerce

4 points by shader 1083 days ago | link

> Unvote (like HN)

That would be nice I suppose, but we can't actually modify the arclanguage forum, so it would be of limited benefit. I guess a lot of people come to arc because they want to run an HN clone though, so it might be worth pursuing.

> File upload

Yeah, I think enhancing some of the fundamental web-service functionality in arc would be good. Beyond file upload, better support for OAuth, ssl, etc. would be good too.

> Ecommerce

Good idea. Not sure how to make that better myself, but demystifying and enabling easy ecommerce would be cool.

I think that also has the same motivation for the previous category; we need better support for web application development, because that's what most people want to do.


3 points by hjek 1082 days ago | link

It's true that unvote wouldn't make it to Arc Forum as it's never updated, but the same is true for any new feature, sadly.

Regarding SSL, I've been working on an example Nginx + LetsEncrypt secure reverse proxy configuration for Arc,

It's just insane that Arc Forum doesn't encrypt HTTP but, well, as you write, we can't change Arc Forum. Maybe they'll update it some day, or someone will set up an unofficial one that's more up to date?

Regarding web application development, there's already an interesting web based app development interface,

It looks quite humble but it has both a repl and an interface for saving/running various web apps.

I've set it to be enabled by default in Anarki. And it's only available for admins, because it can run system commands. I wonder if it would be possible to allow any user to develop apps securely, e.g. by disabling unsafe commands or sandboxing it somehow? Perhaps there is a simple way of doing that? It could open Arc web app development up to any user of an Anarki driven page.

I think those features mentioned above still need better documentation, too.

Other HN features that Anarki News is lacking:

* favourites

* hide item

* past front pages

* show all stories from same site by clicking on domain name