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Wikitravel:9 February 2005

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Scheduled downtime 12 Feb 2005 18:00 UTC[edit]

In the weird catastrophes of 25 November 2004, the server we ended up on at Canaca turned out to have pretty crummy PHP support (CGI interface, no Turck or Zend Optimizer -- see for a full info page). I've scheduled some time with them to move the site to a more PHP-friendly computer this weekend.

There will also be a lot of file-upbacking and data-outdumping and all that fun stuff. Canaca quoted me 2 hours for their work, and I'll estimate about the same amount of time on my side, for a total of about 4 hours of downtime. It's going to require a change of IP addresses, but since will be on the same DNS server, there shouldn't be much of a propagation delay. Therefore, we should be back on the air by 00:00 UTC.

Yes, this is the third scheduled work in a week, but there's a pretty serious backlog of sysadmin problems to deal with. Hopefully we'll end up with a faster, more responsive Wikitravel. (Note also: in the next couple of weeks there should be some fixes to the caching-related bugs noted on Wikitravel:Bug reports 1.3.5.) --Evan 07:40, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

Mirrors list[edit]

I started Wikitravel:Mirrors to collect some of the known Wikitravel mirror sites. --Evan 09:08, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

Valentine's Day[edit]

Any ideas for something special to do for the upcoming Valentine's Day? --Evan 09:18, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

Credits block[edit]

Is anyone smart enough about HTML and CSS to figure out why the credits block at the end of each page scrolls off to infinity on the right? I really want to fix it. --Evan 09:35, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

in main.css you have to get rid of the following line: --JanSlupski 09:52, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)
 head:first-child+body #footer li { white-space: nowrap; }
That did it! So, since this is wrapping correctly now, I've set up MediaWiki so all credits are shown. --Evan 11:08, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

Upgrade for today[edit]

I'm late by about 15 minutes on my estimate, but the work needed for tonight is done. Wikitravel is now running MediaWiki 1.3.10, and the move from /language/article/title to /language/title seems to be close to complete. I have to change the interwiki prefixes in the database, but that doesn't require the db to be offline. So, please alert me to bugs but otherwise enjoy (for a few days... until the next scheduled downtime... bwahaha!). --Evan 22:16, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)