[Qgis-developer] QGIS / OSGeo System Services

Gary Sherman gsherman at mrcc.com
Wed Feb 17 10:36:31 EST 2010

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> The OSGeo System Administration Committee (SAC) is working on migrating
> some of our services to OSL, to a virtual machine based environment.
> At this point it becomes practical to offer projects that need substantial
> services beyond those normally provided by OSGeo/SAC with a virtual machine
> they can manage themselves within their project - if there is a need.
> My question is whether there is a need for this for the QGIS project.
> Currently I am aware of QGIS hosting a joomla instance - currently on
> osgeo2 which uses mysql.  Skimming the web site I also see a web site,
> php forum, blog - are these part of joomla?  Hosted elsewhere?  Also,
> I think there is some sort of plugin repository - how is this hosted?

Everything but the website and wiki are hosted by me on my server(s).
I am certainly amenable to moving some or all of that infrastructure
to a VM.

> Note that the "standard" OSGeo system services would continue to be
> hosted and managed by SAC in other VMs/systems (Trac, SVN, download).
> Does the QGIS project have additional custom system services hosted at
> telascience or elsewhere that you would be interested in hosting in a
> project managed VM?  Are there service you would like to deploy but have
> held back for lack of somewhere stable and self-managed to put them?
> Best regards,
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