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Month: March 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Indefinite QuickBuild outage

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:14:56 -0500
---- Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote: 
> All,
> 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

Not bad news -- an opportunity for improvement!

Let's pass the hat again between this list and the trinity-user list and get this covered. I'll chip in.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.