Rolling Upgrades of Subversion Repositories on Monday, October 29th Starting at 15:00 UTC (completed)
Posted by prencher Oct 26, 2012 at 15:18 UTC
About a month ago we upgraded to Subversion 1.7. On Monday, we will be doing rolling upgrades of all of our Subversion repositories to the latest on disk format. There will be no overall interruption of service, although specific repositories will be unavailable while they are being upgraded.
This will give access to the latest Subversion features for all repositories.
We will be starting this process at 15:00 UTC and expect it to take around 10 hours to upgrade all repositories.
Note: If you attempt to access your repository while it is being upgraded, it will fail.
Posted by Kaelten Jun 27, 2011 at 21:09 UTC
We're going to be bringing the repositories down temporarily for a migration. I'd expect the downtime to be less than an hour and will start within the next 10.
Update: We started a few mins late, but we're doing the final catchup sync now. We'll be done shortly.
Update: We're waiting on the final sync to finish, then we'll be turning services back on. Sorry for the delay.
Update: We're complete and back online, please report any issues with any repositories.
Posted by Ackis Jan 25, 2011 at 20:02 UTC
Some of you may have seen this added last week. In the footer of the site, there's now something that says "Revision XXXX". Well folks, that's a recent changes log. You can see this by going to kb:Recent Changes. Now you can track what's been fixed or added to the site. Feel free to check it out!
Posted by Kaelten Nov 30, 2009 at 19:49 UTC
Recently we became aware of a needed change in how we've been handling payments to international authors.
While we'll still not need to withhold anything, we do need to start collecting a W-8BEN for any Non-US Citizen who wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information can be found [[kb:store/tax-information/|here]] and [[kb:store/international-taxes|here]].
Nothing has changed for US Citizens. We still need a valid W-9 on file if a US Citizen wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information regarding this form can be found [[kb:store/domestic-taxes|here]].
I hope that these knowledge base pages will help people understand more about why we need these forms and how to get them to us. If there are any concerns or questions we'll do our best to address them.
Posted by Kaelten Jun 18, 2009 at 15:52 UTC
Many people have very specific likes, and some people (like those with eye problems) have very specific needs. I think it's important to try to give a way for everyone to be able to use the site.
There are some very hard realities. We're not the greatest designers. At times we can bust our asses for days and be lucky to have something the won't make you run in terror. We're also under a very heavy workload and have a lot going on, and there is only two of us. So please keep in mind that the new design isn't really the target end point it's a stopping point into perfecting the main designs.
Approximately 25% of the users have voted a dislike for the new theme, with only about 17% showing a strong dislike. That's understandable.
For these reasons we've brought a theming system into the mix. It's currently not possible to replicate the old theme 100%, but it does give you a lot of control over the look of the website. The corners, the paddings, the fonts, and the colors, and more. We're also open to working with people to get more power added to the theming system so that their needs and wants can be met.
I'm hoping that as time goes by we'll be able to see an amazing set of templates that will provide to the needs of all of the users.
So I apologize to the people who are hating the new theme and want something different, or just the old one. However, I do thank you for all of the feedback and the honesty with us. Please keep it coming.
A few links people may find useful: