[SAC] OSGeo SAC Surge Day

shawn barnes sbarnes at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Feb 8 09:10:17 EST 2007

Great idea Howard.  I'm available.

sorry for being quite i was away for a couple days and my laptop went
down, just getting things back on track after rebuilding it.


Howard Butler wrote:
> Shawn (and any others who can participate),
> I propose that this Friday, February 9th be SAC Surge Day.  I propose
> that we collaborate on IRC in #telascience (we don't want logging of
> somewhat sensitive things, or disrupt normal #osgeo discussion) during
> the day.  If we can get these four items done, we'll have made a great day:
> 1) True virtual hosts for everything.  I have a framework of what to do
> done for Trac, and I know how I want to layout Subversion's Apache
> config (a little different than currently -- files stay in the same spot
> though).  We need to identify what we need to respond to and anybody
> else can just be forwarded to the main website.  If there is a list of
> priorities from the CN days, that would be great.  The web of aliases
> and rewrites we've woven is not sustainable and merely prolongs our misery.
> 2) Get a real SSL cert.  Our CN cert expires on 2/24/07 anyway.  I
> propose that Tyler handle the money side, with Shawn and I handling the
> implementation (key generation, installation, testing).  After up, I
> will handle making LDAP allow SSL binding with it (a critical component
> for TelaScience integration).
> 3)  Yank our wildcard DNS.  This goes in line with item #1.
> 4)  Migrate subversion to FSFS or do a hand-build of Subversion with a
> new BDB (looks like we're using a pretty old one ... I propose 4.4
> instead of the 4.2 that we're currently using).  This might even be
> priority number one, as our subversion issues are causing a lot of
> hardship.
> I propose that we put tickets in OSGeo's Trac for each of these items,
> and follow the implications and issues with each in there.
> Shawn, will this work with your schedule?  We'd need to send out some
> notification emails to folks to let them know there would be some
> disruptions on Friday if we do undertake this event.
> Howard
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