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Re: [Design-team] Proposal to fix Design Team group

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On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 04:36:32PM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 15:16, Paul W. Frields <stickster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Recently the Design team moved their materials to a git repo managed
> > in Fedora Hosted.  The old location served from /srv/groups on the
> > fedorapeople.org box, however, likely has many incoming links from the
> > wiki and elsewhere which will now be broken.
> >
> > Design team assets are used widely throughout the project.  Getting
> > things from git is a substantially high bar to set for a random
> > contributor (more so with a random person looking to use the free
> > assets we champion).  Although there is a git browser, it's still much
> > easier for someone to understand a simple web directory page, or even
> > use existing instructions to hook their desktop to the team depot via
> > SFTP.  So I'd like to propose a way of making the original location
> > work as a git clone with a timed pull that keeps the content fairly
> > fresh.
> >
> 
> The reason this was set up on a publictest system was 3-fold:
> 
> 1) fedorapeople is not meant for high workload items. Even after the
> move to new servers, it can be non-responsive from a lot of fedora
> planet updates of people cruising static pages. This was the reason
> for not putting the items Mizmo set up on publictest04
> 
> 2) fedorapeople is not meant to be mission critical. It is meant to be
> used as a useful tool to help people communicate but has no guarantee
> that it will be there 24x7 or even 8x5. The hardware is donated by a
> provider and we may not be able to get things fixed in a timely manner
> people expect.
> 
> 3) The intent of the item on publictest04 was to showcase something
> and is not permanent. Publictest systems have the same lack of
> guarantees as the ones above but are built around running dynamic
> loads.
> 
> So the way forward should be looking at
> 
> a) A permanent location that is not publictest or fedorapeople
> b) A secondary way at that location to share documents outside of the git repo.

OK.  All fair reasons, so I'll look into finding where we have
dangling links hanging around, and work on pointing them instead at
gitweb.


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