[theforum] Financial situation

Erika Meyer ekm at seastorm.com
Mon Sep 7 14:13:23 CDT 2009

+1 on adding a google ad to the list archives.

and, +1 getting down to one server.  I would like to help however I can.


On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM, David Kaufman<david at gigawatt.com> wrote:
> Hi Dean,
> Dean Mah wrote:
>> 1) Drupal 4.6.1 does not work out of the box on tron.  There is a
>> session problem.
> Yes because we're running PHP 5:
>   according to this page:
>   http://drupal.org/node/222203
> we should be able to upgrade to the last 4.x release, (4.7.11 which
> supposedly fixes the php5 compatibility issues) and run the site as-is
> on tron.
>> 2) The evolt.org theme does not work on versions of Drupal > 4.
>  > This means that we cannot move the w.e.o without someone getting
>  > Drupal 4.6.1 working and we cannot upgrade to a newer version without
>  > a theme. As well there was a major database change between 4.6 and 4.7
>  > which makes the data migration more painful than it normally would be.
> I'll tackle getting the exiting site migrated to tron on Drupal 4.7.11
> temporarily (if I have to compile a stand-alone apache 1.3x and PHP 4
> module for it!) to buy us some time.
> I Definitely Do Not want any the completion of any Drupal theme
> development blocking the migration this time.  Then, once we have the
> site as is, on tron, we'll have the breathing room necessary to (dare
> we?) setup proper dev environments, test new themes and stage upgrades
> to Drupal 5, 6 and & 7 :-)
>> l.e.o can be moved. The only major hurdle is to merge the archives and
>> mbox files from when the lists were running on tempest and tron.
>> There is also the problem of babysitting switchover. Last time I use
>> netcat to redirect the smtp port traffic on tempest to tron
>  >
>> I probably won't have dedicated time to work on these problems until
>> middle of Sep or early Oct.
> No problem.  We have a couple of months right now before we have dip
> into the cookie jar again :-)
> So, if I tackle weo, you handle leo and William moves beo (he posted
> recently he will soon), then we are on our way to being able to jettison
> tempest into deep space and nuke it. </another Silent Running reference>
> -dave
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