Posted by Kaelten Sep 28, 2008 at 18:26 UTC
We're back up!
Posted by ckknight Jan 06, 2009 at 17:34 UTC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To setup donation info just follow the steps below.
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.