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Experimental commitfilter for git repositories.

Hi,

We just launched a commitfilter for git repositories. That means you can now receive email notifications for each commit for each of your pet git repository. Read on for the details, or carry on hacking if you are not interested.

You can now go to projects.kde.org. There you can login as usual with your identity.kde.org login credentials. Then navigate to your pet projects. In the left side bar you will find a button to subscribe to the project. Press the ‘Apply’-button.

Objections to stop creating nightly tarballs from svn?

Hi,

As known, sysadmin is trying to transfer services away from ktown. One of the current tasks of ktown is to provide nightly snapshots of svn to this location:

<a href="ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/unstable/snapshots/" title="ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/unstable/snapshots/">ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/unstable/snapshots/</a>

We are wondering if it is worth to move this service or to stop it. Arguments to stop it are: 1) needs svn checkout on the replacement server and 2) less and less usage of it as svn is 'old' technology.

The only user we know of these snapshots is kdesrc-build, and I'm pretty sure that app will cope fine without the tarballs. If there are other users, we would like to know.

Shell access to ktown.kde.org will be shut down.

Hi,

In the past sysadmin has given personal shell access [1] to ktown.kde.org to some people. Currently we are making inventory on ktown and would like to know if these shell accounts are still used and for what reason.

Please reply to <a href="mailto: ... at kde dot org"> ... at kde dot org</a> if you have access and indicate the reason. It's important that you reply if you have access or had access in the past, since ktown is end of life and you will lose access / data otherwise.

Best,

Thursday, April 28, 2011: KDE 4.7 Soft Feature Freeze

Hi,

Just a reminder that the soft feature freeze is rapidly approaching:
<a href="http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_April_28.2C_2011:_KDE_4.7_Soft_Feature_Freeze" title="http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_April_28.2C_2011:_KDE_4.7_Soft_Feature_Freeze">http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_...</a>

Add your features to the Feature Plan so you can work on it until the hard freeze here:
<a href="http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Feature_Plan" title="http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Feature_Plan">http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.7_Feature_Plan</a>

For the complete schedule, now and in the future, add the ics to your favorite calendaring app:
<a href="http://www.kde.org/releaseschedule.ics" title="http://www.kde.org/releaseschedule.ics">http://www.kde.org/releaseschedule.ics</a>

Best,

Toma

FYI: Jamaica down this Saturday

Hi,

jamaica (which hosts <a href="http://www.kde.org" title="www.kde.org">www.kde.org</a> and a dozen more sites, not dot.kde.org, forum.kde.org or planet) will be without power between 10:00 and 17:00 CET this Saturday. The sysadmins there say they will be replacing a UPS, another source says they will move the datacenter. In any case I guess the server won't be reachable.

I will try to move <a href="http://www.kde.org" title="www.kde.org">www.kde.org</a> to another box, but it is uncertain we will manage to do this in time. This could also cause an occasional longer delay in DNS resolving.

Best,

Bugzilla and identity.kde.org down this Saturday.

Hi,

We've received a note that immanuel.kde.org will be down this Saturday. From 7.30h CET up to 16h CET the hosting provider has planned work on the power supply to the hosting location.

The services affected are: bugs, identity, docs, promo, events, games, home and rsync.kde.org

A nasty side effect is that identity.kde.org is providing authentication services to several other sites, like git.reviewboard.kde.org and projects.kde.org.

Stop using git.kde.org immediately!!!!

Hi,

Before git.kde.org goes down I like to urge everyone to stop doing clones from git.kde.org.

Please use anongit.kde.org for reads and git.kde.org only for writes as explained here:
<a href="http://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/GitKdeOrgManual#Let_Git_rewrite_URL_prefixes" title="http://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/GitKdeOrgManual#Let_Git_rewrite_URL_prefixes">http://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/GitKdeOrgManual#Let_Git_rewrite_URL_pr...</a>

The system is now on the edge of breaking.

Best,