Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Volunteer needed for simple script

Hi everyone,

I need someone to hack up a simple script for me. It's critical to the perl.org and CPAN infrastructure, so it's a worthwhile task even if a bit tedious.

It's a 20-30 minute job at most, but I figure if I can spend 5 explaining it to you then I'l have 15-25 minutes to work on something I can't delegate so easily.

Email me at ask@perl.org if interested in helping.

Update: I got a few volunteers, thanks!

Friday, May 5, 2006

perl.org lists and nntp.perl.org down

We are having some hardware trouble with the mail/nntp server. We are working on it...

Update: Robert went to the datacenter to kick the box, check the failing disk etc. The server is up again and mail to the lists has started flowing. We need to do a little work on the nntp server before re-enabling it, so nntp.perl.org is still down.

Update 2 (~5.30pm PDT): Robert finished sorting out the NNTP setup so it shouldn't explode again. One of the drawbacks of using mostly old donated hardware is the retarded BIOSes even in "server hardware" from a few years ago. Anyway, it's all better now.