[Ubuntu PA] Canonical Webhosting

Alex Gretlein gretlein at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 23:08:59 BST 2008

There's a Gallery module for Drupal. From the description, it appears
that a move to Canonical's servers would require a switch to Drupal.
Did I read that correctly?

At some level it seems to make sense that the LoCo's site should be on
the Canonical hosting plan, and meetlinux should redirect there or be
repurposed as a more general introduction to Linux site, whch could be
a LoCo project.

Practically speaking, though, you should go with whatever is easiest
and therefore the most likely to be maintained. If you ever need
additional help - general or particular - with this, let me know and
I'll pitch in.

It would be nice if events could be announced once and replicated
elsewhere using a feed of some sort. To some extent the calendar can
already serve this function.  I think if you announce each event on
the calendar and give it an information page at the wiki or the site -
mentioned in the calendar description, then we can embed the calendar
feed in the wiki or the site. If we run the calendar feed through
feedburner we can offer it as an email newsletter, and then subscribe
the mailing list to it. The holdout would be the forums, where they
obviously do not want automated posting - they don't even seem to like
automated searching. Someone could just copy and paste an upcoming
events list and post it weekly. It all sounds complicated, but it
would be simpler in the end, and keep everything in sync. There is
almost certainly a better implementation of this general idea, so I
hope this spurs others' suggestions.

I'm currently displaying the calendar feed on
http://lvsoftwarefreedom.org/. It would be nice to show the details
too, but since the level of detail in the calendar entries is
inconsistent - within the LoCo calendar and across the various
calendars embedded there - I'm not sure it's feasible.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:14 AM, brent saner <brent.saner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> would there be any spec benefit from joining them? more hosting space,
>> more system resources, etc.?
> To be honest - not a whole lot aside from free hosting. As Bret
> mentioned the sysamdin team can be slow to answer requests at times
> (this has been a problem for other teams, but they are getting
> better...), the available software that they are willing to support is
> limited and they're very strict about their infrastructure (locked
> down permissions, bzr for planet maintenance).
> I don't believe gallery2 is on their approved application list, so we
> might either want to keep that with Ace or I can toss it up on my VPS,
> which is easy enough since it has it's own subdomain. Or we can use
> some free image hosting service (Flickr? Picasa? Others?). We might
> consider switching to Drupal because it's so common for LoCo teams and
> I really should learn how to use it someday ;) Plus having Canonical
> do the maintenance on Drupal will cut back on the overhead we would
> have had if we ran it to begin with.
> - Lyz/pleia2
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