[Project_owners] Important: Recent Mozdev outages and Migration Plans

Philip Chee philip at aleytys.pc.my
Thu Jan 30 10:17:49 PST 2014

On 14/01/2014 00:27, Axel Grude wrote:
> /Garrafrauns, 13 January 2014 09:20:24, week 3 /
> Dear Project Owners at Mozdev.org,
> you may have noticed the most recent outage of the mozdev.org web sites and Babelzilla 
> database [all mozdev sites were down over the Christmas Holidays], apparently this is 
> caused by mozdev.org still being hosted on a dedicated box which is now over ten years 
> old. In order to go forward we would like to re-host all mozdev sites and related data 
> into a different platform, the site host osuosl.org suggested to migrate to a Virtual 
> Machine in their hosting clusters.
> This begs the question on how many people are still actively using Mozdev.org to 
> develop and publish their projects and what features would be needed minimally. We 
> also need to assess how much space would be minimally required to migrate all 
> necessary data.
> To me personally, web sites with svn upload and the

> Babezilla database to manage bugs 

> and feature requests are the essential features. I used to use mailing lists but since 
> the majority of incoming mails was spam I switched to direct personal support, which 
> is manageable and much easier to maintain.
> Can you please reply to the owner list on the list with the following information
> 1. your project name(s)
Flashblock, xSidebar, Console2, Tagzilla.

> 2. which features are you _actively_ using. Don't list everything you have applied 
> for, just what is absolutely essential.
CVS (I could migrate to Mercurial or SVN if necessary)
I could live without the mailing lists and newsgroups (except for say
project-owners for coordination and discussions like this one).

> 3. would you be interested in helping with the migration?
Sure! Assuming I know how to do stuff which I probably don't.


Philip Chee <philip at aleytys.pc.my>, <philip.chee at gmail.com>
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