[arch-dev-public] archweb port essentially complete, please test

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 21:06:22 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've finished my first iteration of porting the archweb_pub and
> archweb_dev sites to django-1.0, along with a substantial rewrite of
> several portions of the code, as I mentioned in a previous status
> update. I'm confident the porting part has gone smoothly, but I have
> concerns that I overlooked testing all aspects (as there are no unit
> tests on this project as yet) of the code I rewrote.
> As such I'm soliciting developer and community to test both sites. The
> more people that break it, the better I'll feel about putting it into
> production. ;-) I've copied the current archweb database into a
> playground for testing. The two sites can be accessed here:
> Public Arch Linux site:
>    http://pub.playground.archlinux.ca/
> Developer Arch Linux site:
>    http://dev.playground.archlinux.ca/
> Since I copied the live database over, your developer login on the
> test site should be the same as it is on the live archweb_dev.
> Once I'm confident the site is tested enough, I will need someone with
> superpowers to schedule a time to coordinate the upgrade of django
> (via pacman, drop the ignorepkg in pacman.conf) with merging the new
> branch into master and updating the live site. We should probably take
> the live site down for a bit -- do you think we can pull Eliott out of
> retirement for a bit to come up with a downtime message?

I just did a quick browse of the public site and things seemed to be
working fine, or at least I didn't break it. Great work here, thanks.


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