Hope you had fun during the holidays. For DC Admins too, it's now time
to go back to work :-/ (laaaaaaaazyyyy).
=== PHP Cleanup ===
As already advertised, the following PHP obsolete "features" are now
deactivated for ever:
* register_long_arrays: $HTTP_*_VARS
* register_argc_argv: $argc / $argv
* magic_quotes_gpc: "magic quotes"
=== Elwing Rebirth ===
A month ago, one of Elwing's disk died. Unfortunately, he had no RAID
at that time, and much was lost (but hopefully not so important data).
After a few problems during the silly not-for-raid WD "desktop-class"
disks saga, we recently came back to normal operation.
As Elwing was long not very reliable, we changed a few things:
* the XMPP node was moved to Thorfinn, so that redondancy is
available again (and not behind an ADSL link)
* our beloved bots moved to Thorfinn too
That's another step towards proper DL/DC separation, and "nothing
behind weak links" target.
Please note Daneel had to be shutdown, to make use of his almost
identical hardware in order to perform the migration. Backup is back
=== Antispam Problems ===
Our antispam software (DSPAM) caught a sunstroke and had difficulties
remembering what you taught him. It is work in progress since a few
weeks, and we hope to have made improvements (even if the bugs
probably caused learning problems in the past and results may not be
visible very quickly). Stay tuned.
More on several other topics later.
Marc Dequènes (Duck)