This outage is now over.
The wiki is writeable again, redirects of old content to new locations
are working, and you should be able to go about reading, writing,
creating, and collaborating. Enjoy the new look&feel:
There are a lot of small components making *.ovirt.org run, it's fairly
certain we've missed something. If you see anything wrong, broken, or
confusing a, you can drop by IRC, email infra(a)ovirt.org, or file a
Thanks to everyone for making this migration happen. It's going to be
nice not having to manage the platform for these non-core-technology
components. The Infra team will be able to focus a bit more on the
deeper parts of the oVirt infrastructure of participation.
In particular, thanks to:
* Garrett Lesage lead the effort to improve not only the look&feel of
website, but to reconsider the user experience. He worked
on making the top-level of the site show what the technology is, what
the project is, and what you can download and do here. He took on the
challenge of making MediaWiki look good for all the user classes -
casual browser through to regular contributor. (And thanks especially
for saving the front page this week when we realized we didn't have the
desired video content and feed widgets available.)
* Dave Neary focused on taking the framework of the new site and
breathing life in to it with content pages, redirects, MediaWiki
extensions, and so forth. He worked on troubleshooting our transfer
details, tracking project details and progress, and generally beating on
parts until he hammered them in to shape.
Thanks also to Jason Brooks, who took advantage of the tradition of IRC
to just get involved in what was happening. Jason helped troubleshoot
and fix some of the transfer details, such as http rewrite rules.
Overall, I've been pleased with the transparency and accessibility of
the process. I hope others feel the same, but regardless of how you
feel, your feedback is very appreciated.
Thanks - Karsten
On 11/29/2012 01:02 PM, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
This outage is now starting. We'll be freezing the wiki at
for the duration of the outage window. If you want to
watch, participate, or have urgent questions, we're on #ovirt on
On 11/28/2012 10:48 PM, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> We are having a four-hour freeze and short outage of the wiki and www
> portions of ovirt.org
to migrate to OpenShift.
> 2100 UTC Thu 29 Nov to 0100 UTC Fri 30 Nov
> date -d '2100 UTC Thu Nov 29'
> We are targeting the DNS switch to happen at 2359 UTC Thu 29 Nov.
> This migration includes updating to a new theme for the site. We expect
> there to be no downtime for access to content on the website. During the
> four-hour window we'll be working to make sure URLs linking in to the
> old content forward directly to the new website. The freeze on the wiki
> is expected to complete on or before the four-hour mark.
> The new theme and information layout have been presented and discussed,
> this is just the final portion where we turn the lights on in a new
> location, and dim the lights in the old.
> Any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. just let us know. We'll do a final
> minute reminder via email and IRC when the outage window starts. Status
> updates will also by via email and IRC, as arisen.
> == Affected services ==
> == Future considerations ==
> If we had a strict infrastructure change management process, we would
> have coordinated better with the rest of the contributor teams to be
> sure this work didn't interrupt their workflow.
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