=== 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 solution soon
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 us.
=== 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: https://webdesk-ng.duckcorp.org/ (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mod_python was removed : it is obsolete, was not used anymore, and you can use mod_wsgi instead.
mod_ruby is obsolete and broken, so we plan to remove it on 2013-07-06, you can use mod_passenger instead.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 solution yet * 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. Have FUN!