[Clipart] Canceling Dec Clipart Release

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue Nov 30 10:07:12 PST 2004

On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 20:55 -0500, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.com> writes:
> > I think we may want to consider permanently moving it to a different
> > location...  Thoughts?
> I thought about this, but I don't have any specific ideas as to where
> else we could get it hosted.  Doing a CVS update on clipart_web
> involves a significant amount of bandwidth, to say nothing of what
> happens if we get slashdotted by several relevant news sites at once.
> OSDN has the bandwidth, but I don't know if they allow running
> arbitrary software on the server.  (We'd be able to run CGI scripts,
> but I don't know what modules would be installed or whether we'd be
> able to install needed ones or, more importantly, whether we'd be able
> to run something like the DMS in the background.)  Additionally, I
> worry that too high a percentage already of open-source projects are
> hosted there, so that if anything happened to that site it would be
> rather a crisis; it would be nice to avoid worsening that situation,
> even if only by one more project.
> I know even less about Savannah, and I don't know what else is out there.

Yeah, I think the prefab solutions like Savannah, Sourceforge and OSDN
are too restrictive for our needs. Also, they do not have enough storage
capacity for our needs. I still think that the fd.o style setup is
preferable, but I think a mirror system with admin access centralized on
one server is the best solution. Of course, we might be able to setup an
ldap solution to offer user/login between our mirrors and then synchro
each mirror. Hmmm...sounds nastay...

Open to suggestions...

Jon Phillips

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