[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board meeting - 7/16/12

radoslav hodnicak rh at 4096.sk
Tue Jul 17 14:20:57 UTC 2012

If the new server runs FreeBSD I'm willing to help out with the admin stuff.


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Chris Cunnington <
smalltalktelevision at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Board members present: Colin Putney, Craig Latta, Chris Muller, Levente
> Uzonyi, Chris Cunnington, and, special guest Ken Causey
> - The topic of the meeting was moving to a new server
> - There are several offers for free hosting available to Squeak
> - Squeak is accepting the offer from Softlayer [1]. It is also looking at
> an offer related to the Software Freedom Conservancy at Gandi. [2]
> - The Board realized that the moving process is not an all-or-nothing
> proposition. Pieces can be moved over time. Perhaps even on different
> servers. So, the Softlayer offer will now be accepted and closed.
> - The difference between a VPS and a dedicated box was debated with Ken
> having strong feelings in favor of a dedicated box, as you knew better what
> your resources were
> - Ken is willing to help make the transition to a new server given a
> window of ninety days, so he can contribute, while not interfering with his
> other commitments
> - One of the early pieces to be moved will be the www.squeak.org image,
> which will be a Seaside image. The old design of www.squeak.org will be
> retired in favor of a very small website emphasizing the download of
> Squeak. The site will then grow into a fuller and more complete resource
> over time
> - A major consideration in the move is the mailing lists run by the GNU
> Mailman [3] application. Other parts of the move are the images, FTP
> archive, and Mantis SQL database
> - Details of the moving process will be recorded to provide documentation
> to assist with upkeep and any future move
> [1] http://www.softlayer.com
> [2] http://www.gandi.net
> [3] http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html
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