[FredLug] Updated demo website
Jamie A. Stapleton
jstapleton at computer-business.com
Thu Jan 6 13:16:13 EST 2011
What exactly is required of the person doing the HW install?
From: fredlug-bounces at calypso.tux.org [mailto:fredlug-bounces at calypso.tux.org] On Behalf Of Peter Larsen
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:09 PM
To: fredlug at calypso.tux.org
Subject: Re: [FredLug] Updated demo website
On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 08:22 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:45:26AM -0500, Mark Walker wrote:
> > The demo website I'd mentioned earlier now features FOSS and
> > standards related blogrolls. Check them out at
> > http://issuesdigest.com/fredlug/ and see what you think.
> Is there any consensus (or just thought) to updating fredlug.tux.org
> to use this or another CMS?
Well, that's maybe still up for debate. But this is what we sorta agreed upon at our October Saturday meeting:
People would setup private/own CMS systems to try out the different ones, evaluate and come up with layout suggestions. We should all be doing what Mark is doing -- I have a 1 year old Drupal here but it's not really setup to look cool. I will gladly offer access to anyone who's interested in messing around, learning, playing etc. with it.
The situation is, that TUX that runs tux.org where all the mailing lists and lug pages are on, is running on quite old hardware. The plan has been for a while to get the HTTP part migrated OFF the old servers onto a more modern (2.6 kernel for instance) installation where we can run the more recent but very stable CMS systems on. The problem is, that nobody is standing up to get it done. Those who has in the past hasn't delivered.
So the plan was (and still is) to have someone from Fredlug volunteer.
We can use this excersize to talk about how to "harden" an installation for security etc; what to include and not include in a server installation, management tools etc. - a lot of good subjects for many many meetings to come. Our volunteer would then take the prototype site the group had agreed upon and simply migrate/copy it to the new box and it would then go to be hosted and become the www for tux.org and other groups who are looking for similar solutions. We (fredlug) would be way ahead of the curve and there may even be guest appearances of fredluggers at the other MA lug groups to show and tell how to get the CMS up and running.
So it was a two pronged idea. Unfortunately I don't think we have anyone
(yet) saying he/she would do the HW install. Also, TUX sent out an APB for the hardware which currently is housed in someones home who hasn't delivered. I have not heard back yet - but it was my impression that getting the hardware back wasn't a problem. At the very least the TUX president has two boxes I set up which was used at FOSE - however they're short of HDD space and redundancy on HDD so that would have to be fixed first.
The current www.tux.org box cannot run drupal or anything close to a modern LAMP based environment. So it has to be a new box.
Wise words of the day:
> Tut mir Leid, Jost, aber Du bist ein unertraeglicher Troll.
Was soll das? Du *beleidigst* die Trolle!
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