=== Sponsoring (sequel) ===
Hivane almost finished its migration to use the new equipments. They
also made good progress to replace Nerim's late sponsorship but
everything is not settle yet. What is affecting DC directly :
- [2013-05-15 to 2013-05-28] we had to change IPv6 addresses for all
our machines ; it was done in the most smooth way possible
- [2013-05-28 evening] LDAP problem on Thorfinn due to an IPv6
problem on Toushirou (and IPv4 fallback not working), sorry
- unfortunately we cannot continue the IPv6 broker service and mobile
IPv6 experiments until we acquire a new block ; we hope to find a
Another bad news, our collocation at Equinix where Toushirou is located
was at stake, but fortunately we found a new partner to share the rack
space and cost ; details should be settled soon.
If you have contacts which may help us find sponsorship, please tell
=== Webmail/Webdesk Migration ===
Our webdesk uses the Horde software version 3. It is old and do not
work with recent PHP version. So we had to keep and old and
security-impaired PHP to continue support it, as it was removed in the
recent Debian release.
Thus, we plan a migration to a new version very soon to get rid of this
situation. Currently a test migration was done which is available at:
(beware the certificate does not match)
On 2013-06-09 we will migrate the production data again and switch the
new site to production. Until this date you can play with the test site
and report problem. Unless there is a major problem the migration will
go on as planned. Currently the only known remaining problem is with
image uploads, but we probably need to upgrade PHP in order to fix it,
or at least to debug/report the problem.
The PHP migration will perhaps also affect other softwares like our
other webmails, some needing an upgrade as well in order to support the
recent and silly changes introduced in PHP. Do not hesitate to send a
mail or message if you can still spot problems at the end of the day.
=== Web Hosting ===
mod_python was removed : it is obsolete, was not used anymore, and you
can use mod_wsgi instead.
mod_ruby is obsolete and broken, so we plan to remove it on 2013-07-06,
you can use mod_passenger instead.
=== Quick News ===
* still web (Apache) problems on Toushirou from time to time, but no
* still XMPP problems from time to time (due to EJAB-1565, if you want
to get a hand)
* [2013-04-23] ttrss upgrade: some feature are now plugins each user
can enable on by-need basis
* [gaming] we've got a Minetest (http://www.minetest.net/) server
running now at minetest.duckcorp.org on UDP port 30000; you can create a
user using password "sevenofnine"
Well, it was a chatty one this time. Don't forget we still need
workforce and sponsoring hints, and maybe YOU can help.
Marc Dequènes (Duck)