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RIPEstat Quarterly Planning

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.

Q1 2024 Plans

Last Updated: 19 December 2023

Item Activity Description Status
1 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 dependencies in the widget code is a prerequisite for open-sourcing.

We finalised the upgrade of the client-side software stack and fixed performance and security issues with it. As part of the rollout to production, we introduced a versioning system that guarantees that we can deliver new features without breaking older, less frequently updated installations.

We continue preparing for open sourcing by checking the legal requirements and finding the best-fitting code-sharing platform. We expect this to be done in Q1 2024.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

2 UI improvements

Based on feedback we collected in 2023 and prior, we will improve the user interface, with the first focus point being usability.

We expect this work to finish in Q3 2024.

In progress

3 Data quality improvements

We want to improve the quality of the returned data by providing insightful meta information. This initial effort will focus on data recency.

We plan to implement a tool to track the data recency of RIPEstat data calls and build a baseline on the data (backend) delays. We will use this data to derive statistical information on the data delays and provide it along with the standard output. We hope that this will help to manage user expectations regarding the delays.

In progress

Items completed in the last quarter

  1. Service quality monitoring
  2. Improved UI testing
  3. Review MLAB data

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 Q1 2024 plans will be archived once we publish the Q2 2024 planning.