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The new LinuxVillage is opened
« le: 16 janvier 2013 à 01:58:08 »
Hi,

The adress of the old forum will be redirected here as soon as most of the members will have read the news.

Everyone can register to post. Please consider copying the former posts you want most to keep.

Welcome to all!

« Modifié: 17 octobre 2013 à 00:23:30 par mélodie »
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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #1 le: 24 mai 2013 à 02:44:04 »
The new new Linux Village is opened. Will it soon be re: re: re: The new new new Linux Village?

Except for glitches in character sets, (mostly the letter "e"), the only other problem I've spotted is some missing quotes, which Melodie pointed out. I say do what you can and live with the rest until we can clean up some of the mess.

Thanks for all your work, Melodie.

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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #2 le: 24 mai 2013 à 03:04:03 »
Well done melodie - I can imagine there were some frantic moments there !!  Good to see it's all up and running.  Shouldn't take too long to shake the bugs out of it.  We're not moving again in the near future, now are we  :o  ;D ?!?
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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #3 le: 24 mai 2013 à 04:34:06 »
I'm in.   

Added to my Bookmarks too.
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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #4 le: 26 mai 2013 à 02:37:11 »
Hi,
To Taco.22: nothing frantic, I just took the time to do it at the right moment for me, some quiet needed, and a clear idea of the steps I wanted to take. We had a long week-end here, and I have been able to contact the host late, it must have been tuesday or wednesday. I needed to ask if my contract was ok for this sort of setup (I have an account there... ). He said it's perfectly ok but might slow down my website...

I have installed a new SMF forum directly from the CPanel of the host, which has created a brand new database and a configuration file done automatically for the forum; I thought I would take just the config file from it and restore the rest but when I saw the brand new forum and the directories and files in the root directory (there is a cgi directory, for example) I thought I would better do the reverse side, copy all themes and plugins from the old site, check for differences in the files (diff is my friend) and from there drop the new databases and import the latest backup from the beta.linuxvillage.net forum. In between I had done a new backup of the forum once all brand new to be sure I could go backward in case of need without having to do it again from zero. The day before I had asked also for advice on the #smf forum, where I had again seen Yoshi who had strongly advised me to make use of a repair.php script which is provided by the SMF community for that sort of case : I used it once the files copied and the databases imported, and all went well, except for this encoding annoyance.

The worse annoyance when the forum was just done, about one or two hours later 6 spambots had registered and one spam was already posted. Bummer! I installed bad behavior, closed the submissions, removed the new "members" and the spam. Akh! How ugly of them to attack a poor baby forum!


To the question "shall we move again?":
I will try to keep the forum here as long as possible, and avoid moving again. One thing which will be good to have here is backups done automatically (still to be done, but one step at a time... the encoding issue was solved today thanks to Yoshi's help, on the #smf forum and thanks to the features available in the admin of the forum which allows re encoding it on the fly with two buttons to press).

The problem which might arise would be slowness due to the fact it is installed as domain companion on a hosting I have for some personal needs, and which is already not on a dedicated server.
 
In the future if it is too painful we might need to find another solution, but it should be a better solution and not a less good one, especially regarding to safety, and to automatic backups, and it should not be under circumstances such as a crash of the people maintaining the servers, leaving us without a forum and not knowing when it will be back again. It should be something planned, acknowledged by all and made as short as possible.

The forum is hosted by a small French company which has it's own data-center. You can see some pics here:
http://www.o2switch.fr/infrastructures

Soon a wiki will be available : the host is at legtux.org. It's installed, it misses only a few plugins, one for having two languages, a theme, and some finish.

Let's continue the fun and enjoy creating and helping each other!

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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #5 le: 26 mai 2013 à 11:04:29 »
Where has gone the main website (WP) ?

The forum should be in a sub-domain or in a subdirectory. It will help for the future extensions of LinuxVillage (wiki and other).

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.

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Re : Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #6 le: 26 mai 2013 à 14:45:10 »
Where has gone the main website (WP) ?

It has not changed, still at tuxfamily.org (the "linuxvillage.org" domain is owned by turzin). See at the top of the forum, right, the link has been here since some time.

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The forum should be in a sub-domain or in a subdirectory. It will help for the future extensions of LinuxVillage (wiki and other).

Ideally yes, however for the time being, I don't know where the hosting will be the best, and I don't quite know how to gather them all right now. (I think o2switch might be the best choice but I would not add more on the same account in fear that all gets too slow, as said above this has to be tested).

PS: for Linuxvillage to have it's own account at o2switch.net it would cost 72 euros per year. It might not be considered as lots of money to gather, but would the members of the forum be willing to contribute with their money? Is LinuxVillage already appreciated enough?

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Re : Re : Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #7 le: 26 mai 2013 à 20:48:48 »
for Linuxvillage to have it's own account at o2switch.net it would cost 72 euros per year.

That's about $100 U.S.

Does that include everything, bandwidth, and so forth ?

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« Réponse #8 le: 27 mai 2013 à 00:09:22 »
That's about $100 U.S.

Does that include everything, bandwidth, and so forth ?

Hi Patrick,
Yes it does. bandwidth not limited, and space not limited as well.

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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #9 le: 27 mai 2013 à 21:54:21 »
The forum is now available with the following URLs:

 - beta.linuxvillage.net
 - www.linuxvillage.net (the www is optional)
 - forum.linuxvillage.net

It's the first step to make things clearer, even if It is not clear at first sight.

We have to manage linuxvillage.net and linuxvillage.org and to organize URLs, so the next step will be:

  www.linuxvillage.net and www.linuxvillage.org will redirect to the wordpress content.
  forum.linuxvillage.net and forum.linuxvillage.org will redirect to the forum

Guess the prefix for the wiki when it will be online. :)

beta.linuxvillage.net will be dropped when the way to the new forum is found by everybody and everybot (a couple of months or so).
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Re : Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #10 le: 28 mai 2013 à 01:46:29 »
Guess the prefix for the wiki when it will be online. :)

wild-wiki? sticky-wiki? The forum was pretty sluggish the last couple of days but is responsive again. Thanks for your work on this.


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Re : Re : Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #11 le: 28 mai 2013 à 10:26:33 »
The forum was pretty sluggish the last couple of days but is responsive again. Thanks for your work on this.
Hi,
There are still some databases errors. I just posted here.

Let's see what will be answered.

The improvements for the speed have been brought by our host who has done some work on the server side. :)
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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #12 le: 28 mai 2013 à 11:01:24 »
So are they here. It is very possible that it is caused by database errors above quoted (see the message I posted at the SMF forums). I'll first wait for their solutions and see how it goes next.

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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #13 le: 29 mai 2013 à 01:41:44 »
Hi,

Some improvements have been done today. A table of the database was repaired. Here I don't find it too slow anymore, and I also finished to re-re-re-redo the "anti-spambot" setups.

What about you? Do you still find it slow or does it seem to be better?



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Re : The new LinuxVillage is opened
« Réponse #14 le: 29 mai 2013 à 03:00:32 »
Speed seems good at my end.
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