[ros-dev] Status of the server migration
mail at colinfinck.de
Mon Jul 20 21:27:03 EDT 2009
As most of you probably noticed, the downtime of the website was quite long
now due to the server migration.
But finally, we switched the DNS records of the ReactOS domains now, so as
soon as the DNS servers around the world got the update, you should see the
website again at the new server.
So far, the migration only affected the Website itself. Originally, we
planned to do the mail system migration as well on the same day, but ran out
of time due to some unforeseen problems with the Website migration.
This also means that you currently cannot send any E-Mails from our web
services (such as Bugzilla and phpBB). Also the mailing list archives are
currently not available.
Anyway, we're going to do the mail migration in the next 24 hours and target
these problems by then.
After all, let's come to some advantages of the upgrade:
First of all, we finally upgraded to RosCMS version 4. This version was
mainly developed by Danny and went through beta testing for quite some
months now. Some of the new features it provides include dependency handling
(so you don't need to regenerate all pages affected by your change
manually), a faster generator and a much better codebase.
Secondly, there should be notably performance improvements. A component that
especially benefits from them is Bugzilla.
Besides, we don't use a reverse-proxy for static pages any longer. This
means as much as that you don't have to press Ctrl+F5 anymore to see updated
web pages, which weren't noticed by our caching proxy.
Just try the Website out now and if you find any problems not mentioned
here, post them to this list or try to contact Danny or me on IRC directly.
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