|[eclipse.org-committers] Eclipse Webmaster Update|
In this issue: 1. Platform Release 3.1 2. Manipulating CVS from the shell == bad 3. eclipse-dev list moderated? 4. JAR and ZIP signing 5. e-mail and phishing 6. planeteclipse.org 1. Platform Release 3.1Many of you are gearing up for 3.1, and so are we. Up to the release of 3.1, we will be reading webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx e-mail sporadically after normal business hours to better respond to urgent matters that could affect the build process or schedule. E-mails from PMC and project leads get our immediate attention. All this because we care. Really!
Also, the Foundation will be greatly increasing the eclipse.org bandwidth for the duration of the 3.1 download rush.
2. Manipulating CVS from the shell == badWe have had isolated issues (recently and in the past) caused by committers manipulating files in the CVS repository directly from an SSH shell, as opposed to using CVS. When files are created from a shell, the default permissions are more secure, and don't allow anonymous PSERVER access, thus breaking some build scripts.
If you need to shuffle files around, please contact the webmaster. 3. eclipse-dev list moderated?A request has been made to make the eclipse-dev mailing list moderated. Although the webmaster has no specific resources to moderate project lists, we do recognize the eclipse-dev list as being a target for generic newbie questions and would like to help solve the problem.
Please see bug 88250 and post comments and votes there. https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=88250 4. JAR and ZIP signingThe Foundation would like to start signing JARs and ZIP files. We have elaborated a simple process, but we'd like the feedback of anyone who has experience doing so. Please contact me directly at webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx if you feel you can help.
5. e-mail and phishingThere have been several worms and phishing e-mails floating about lately. I get several e-mails from myself claiming my eclipse.org account is disabled. You probably all know how to recognize the good ones from the bad ones, so I'll leave it at that.
6. planeteclipse.orgplaneteclipse.org is officially hosted by the Foundation. If you have a blog, please send me the link to your feed so we can add you to the aggregation.
Thanks for reading. If you have any specific comments, issues or questions, please feel free to contact Sujay or I directly at webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx.
Denis -- Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx Questions? Consult the FAQ at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/faq.html View my status at http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/main.html
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