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Downtime is over!

Posted by Kaelten Sep 28, 2008 at 18:26 UTC

We're back up!

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Downtime's over!

Posted by ckknight Jan 06, 2009 at 17:34 UTC

Hello friends.

We've been having some DB issues with wowace and curseforge, so we're going to be doing some tinkering on the DB server.

I'm sure some of you have noticed the long pauses when trying to visit pages on wowace and/or curseforge, and our hope is to fix this issue.

We predict that the downtime shouldn't be more than a few hours, but it's always hard to gauge these things.

We also plan to have another downtime soon to finish the task, though probably not today.

Wait, I'll fix it

Addendum:

We're back up, people. It only took half an hour, which we're very pleased with. There still will be another downtime later, but probably not today.

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Downtime again. (Done)

Posted by ckknight Jan 07, 2009 at 17:31 UTC

Hey beautiful people, we're gonna have another downtime today.

Hopefully this won't take too long, but it's always hard to gauge.

We're transferring the DB back to the real DB server, which has been upgraded to a newer OS as well as 64-bit, so we can finally use 8 GiB of RAM instead of just 2 GiB.

Addendum: And we're done and everything went smoothly.

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Downtime Monday (Done)

Posted by ckknight Jan 18, 2009 at 21:48 UTC

Hey all, we're planning on having a downtime on Monday, January 19, 2009. Planning on starting around 10 AM CST and it shouldn't last more than a few hours.

This will affect the repositories and the website, but not forums.

We're planning on migrating from MySQL to PostgreSQL, since we've had just far too many issues with InnoDB locking up the database making the entire site inaccessible for minutes at a time, and we can't afford to lose transactions and ACID compliance by switching to MyISAM. Here's hoping it fixes the problem.

Addendum: And we're all done. Very anti-climactic, if you ask me.

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Donation links on Curse.com

Posted by Kaelten Apr 02, 2009 at 16:07 UTC

As just about everyone knows, recently Blizzard released a new policy that covers standards addon developers must adhere to in order to ensure their addons will not be blocked from running in the game. Part of this policy said that you cannot solicit donations from within the game as it is considered to be a form of advertising.

Yesterday, we pushed an update to Curse.com that displays donation info on the addon details page and download pages to support authors who have spent their free time enriching the gaming experience for everyone.

For Users
Not everyone is able to donate, and even if you can doesn't mean you have to by any means. However, for those of you who can afford and are inclined to donate I'd recommend asking yourself a simple question:

When you setup a new copy of WoW or clear all your addons. What addons must you have before you're willing to play?

Those are the addons I'd personally consider donating to.

For Authors

To setup donation info just follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your project's page on CurseForge or WowAce
  2. From the actions select "Edit donation info"
  3. Complete the form and hit the "Edit donation info" button

From all of us at Curse.com, I'd like to thank all the addon authors out there who spend so much time developing addons that makes all of our gaming experiances that much better.

Happy Coding!

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