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RIPEstat Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we'll do on RIPEstat in the coming quarter, how you can give your input on that work and our reaction to that input.

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around RIPEstat

We launched this initiative in Q2 2022, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve RIPEstat, you can share them through the RIPEstat Feature Tracker.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and MAT Working Group (WG) mailing lists, and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q4 2023 Plans

Last Updated: 25 September 2023

Item Activity Description Status
1 Service quality monitoring

We want to improve the service quality monitoring to provide a more reliable service.

We developed a test framework that helps us structurally identify bugs, which we started to fix in Q4 2022 and will continue to work on in Q4 2023.
 By the end of 2023 and tracked by an internal metric, we expect to reduce failed requests (up to 0.0125% of total requests or 10k) caused by code errors by 50%.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

2 Open-sourcing the RIPEstat widgets

We will make the source code of RIPEstat widgets available for the community as part of sustainable long-term maintenance.

An upgrade of outdated Javascript library dependency in the widget code is a prerequisite for open sourcing.

We finalised the upgrade of jQuery for the widget API and are currently busy rolling it out to production in the most careful way, avoiding any disruptions to external users of RIPEstat widgets.

We expect the work to be completed by Q4 2023.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

3 Improved UI testing

We want to implement automatic UI testing to create a more reliable UI.

Taking user feedback on both RIPEstat UIs into account, we believe that the “old” UI will become more of a focus point for us. We will align this item with the open sourcing and hence expect the first milestone to be done by Q4 2023.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

4 Review MLAB data

Some time ago, data calls based on MLAB data were disabled because of changes in the data provisioning. In Q4 2022, we reviewed reintegrating MLAB data into RIPEstat’s data API and UI.

We finalised the work, making the backend more maintainable by adopting a microservice architecture, and we expect the service to be available in early Q4.

In progress

Items completed in the last quarter

More information can be found on the archived plans page.

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us via the RIPEstat Feature Tracker or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and MAT WG mailing lists. And we'll be monitoring all the other channels where people talk about these services.

When we receive feedback that can significantly impact our planning or that needs a further response, we will add it to the table below.

Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2022-#03 Request to visualise DNS name-to-IP changes similarly to BGPlay

The assessment of this feature request is pending.

We first recorded this request in Q2 2022.

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q4 2023 plans will be archived once we publish the Q1 2024 planning.