[eclipse.org-committers] Quick Webmaster update: new Webmaster, upcoming upgrades, bugzilla upgrades, weee!
== New Webmaster ==
I'd like to introduce you to Karl Matthias, the newest member of the
Foundation's IT team. Working in Portland, Oregon, USA, Karl will be
working with Foundation staff in helping improve the infrastructure and
adding new functionality, while providing additional support for our
committers and the community via the webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx Inbox and
With Karl's arrival, the Foundation will be providing live Webmaster
support for the entire workday across North America (excluding Hawaii,
but if you're committing from Hawaii, you have nothing to complain
about): 8am to 8pm Eastern, or roughly 5am to 5pm Pacific. Should the
Foundation need another IT hire in the future, the strategy would be to
hire someone located in Europe to increase IT support coverage even more.
Please give Karl a warm welcome by bombarding his Inbox
(karl.matthias@xxxxxxxxxxx) with welcome messages.
== Upcoming Upgrades ==
Also, as a quick reminder, we'll be continuing our server OS upgrades
this weekend, as desribed on the wiki . There will be a short
Bugzilla outage while we switch the Master database server role to the
Primary server, as Bugzilla doesn't support being put into Read Only
mode. Other websites (which don't support a read-only mode) may be
affected by this, such as eclipseplugincentral.com. Eclipse.org and
wiki.eclipse.org both support being put in read-only mode, and will be
unaffected (edits will be temporarily disabled). The read-only
constraint is to allow us to make sure the two database servers are in
perfect sync before switching from one server to the other.
== Bugzilla Upgrades ==
While Bugzilla is out of service, I'll be upgrading to Bugzilla 2.22.x,
as described in  to be able to solve .
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate
to contact us or post comments in the appropriate bugs.
Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx
Questions? Consult the WebMaster FAQ at
View my status at http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/WebMaster