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Month: March 2014

Indefinite QuickBuild outage

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:57:00 -0500

The QuickBuild build farm was taken offline this morning and will remain
offline indefinitely.  While I realize this pushes R14 release further
out, the cold hard reality is that donations have fallen so much, along
with the bad economy impacting my own finances, that I cannot afford to
keep the build farm running at this time.  Finances were already strained
with the Web server upgrade, as the new software required newer hardware
to keep performance at a reasonable level.

My intention was to keep the build farm running until R14 was released,
then see if any donations came in to cover some of the costs.  However,
this morning the main chiller was destroyed due to sudden power
brownouts/surges, forcing the build farm offline.  As I do not have the
funds to replace this chiller, and with the onset of spring/warmer
temperatures here, I cannot restart the build farm at this time.

I will do my best to bring one builder online for each architecture in the
next few days, but this severe drop in build power will obviously cause
full archive rebuilds to take several months at minimum.  As a result we
need to start looking at dropping support for older Ubuntu versions,
though I did not want to take this step as I know some larger deployments
depend on this support.

All other TDE services are not affected at this time.

Sorry for the bad news!

Timothy Pearson
Trinity Desktop Project