appears to be down

karl karl.ramberg at
Mon May 1 07:34:21 UTC 2006

Benjamin Pollack skrev:
> All of Minnow is down at the moment. I asked around on IRC and was
> informed that the Swiki is being pulled from GA Tech and will be
> posted again at some indefinite point in the future on Squeak's main
> website.
> I have to say that, if this is in fact why Minnow is down, I'm a bit
> concerned on two points. During the board election a month ago,
> several candidates strongly emphasized how they really valued
> increasing communication about what was going on. I'd hope that if the
> the Swiki, which is the sole source of a lot of information about
> Squeak, were to go down for an indefinite period of time, someone
> involved would at least post a message to the list letting us know
> what was going on. Except as a response to my inquiry today, I cannot
> even find any reference in IRC explaining why the Swiki is down. (And,
> of course, if the Swiki is *not* currently having scheduled downtime,
> but people think that it is, that's another problem that also should
> be dealt with.)
> I'm also concerned by the fact this exposes we have a nasty
> single-source failure in the Squeak community. When the Swiki goes
> down, a tremendous amount of documentation disappears with it. That
> can be a rather nasty disruption if you're trying to give someone a
> tutorial on Morphic, which I was trying to do this afternoon. I
> discovered long after I gave up that there is a static mirror at
>, but
> the links to the mirrors are (you guessed it) located on the Swiki,
> which is down. That's a bit of a catch-22. Would it be possible for
> the web team to add a link to the backup somewhere on the Squeak
> homepage?
Thanks for the tip.
Link is added.
> Cheers,
> --Benjamin

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