Friday, July 31, 2015

Sourceforge is back

About a week and a half ago, SourceForge suffered a storage outage that took down just about everything they host.

SQL Relay, Rudiments, and a few other projects are hosted at SourceForge, and during the outage, the project websites, downloads, and CVS access were all down for periods of time. The SourceForge folks worked pretty tirelessly on getting everything restored, and as of this evening, everything appears to be back to normal.

CVS access to SQL Relay and Rudiments source was the last thing to be restored. Apparently they're hosted on non-Allura-backed CVS, the oldest platform that SourceForge has. I guess that makes sense, given that both projects began being hosted by SourceForge in 1999.

This has been the only outage that these projects have been affected by in all that time, so for now, I'm sticking with SourceForge. However, the source code repositories will likely be moved from CVS to Git sometime in the next few months. I'd been meaning to do that anyway. I guess this is a good reminder to get on it.