[Project_owners] Important: Recent Mozdev outages and Migration Plans

David White whitedavidp at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 30 10:53:08 PST 2014

Hello. I have 2 addon projects on Mozdev: ThunderPlunger and 
ThunderbirdBiff. They are not terribly active although I do update 
versions now and then and people are still using the addons. One 
important thing is that Mozdev hosts a php web component for my 
ThunderPlunger addon's Validate Email Address function. So other than 
CVS and project page hosting, that would be one thing I would be looking 

Not sure what I know that could be of help in all of this. But feel free 
to let me know/ask.



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)
> 2. which features are you _actively_ using. Don't list everything you 
> have applied for, just what is absolutely essential.
> 3. would you be interested in helping with the migration?
> thanks,
>    Axel
> -- 
> *Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
> Software Developer
> Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, 
> QuickPasswords, Zombie Keys, SmartTemplate4)
> AMO Editor
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