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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2012-07-19 10:08 pm

Upcoming code push + maintenance downtime

Hi all!

In approximately 24 hours, we will be doing a code push on Dreamwidth. More than just a code push, though, we will be taking the site offline for one hour. We are doing this to allow us to do some system updates and some general maintenance that we've been putting off for a while.

The impetus for doing it this week is that we have here, in Portland, Oregon, many of our senior contributors. We flew nearly a dozen people out for a conference here, and have been having a good time hanging out, working on Dreamwidth, and doing conference things.

We will be doing the code push at 9PM PST (Pacific), also known as 0400 UTC for more civilized timekeeping devices.

And one final time: the site will be entirely offline for 60 minutes. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and as always, we'll be watching this and further posts for comments and questions!

jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)

[personal profile] jeshyr 2012-07-20 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
Fantastic to get this stuff done while you're all there!

Love to all the OSCON participants :)
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[personal profile] deborah 2012-07-20 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
you are missed. <333
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2012-07-20 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up! o7
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[personal profile] kellzilla 2012-07-20 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Should probably point to your twitface for updates in the interim!
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[personal profile] thebutt 2012-07-20 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa, hey, DW user party in Portland. 8D I wonder how many of us are lurking around here this week? Anyway, thanks for the heads up!
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[personal profile] snippy 2012-07-20 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sure there are quite a few DW users in the Portland metro area. :)
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[personal profile] tameiki 2012-07-20 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
What a great idea to do this while you're all together in one location! Great minds all in one place.

I love that you keep your users in the loop and let us know what's going on in such a timely fashion. Thank you, and I hope you all have a great time for the remainder of the conference ;)
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[personal profile] wehappyfew 2012-07-20 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for letting us know! Keep on being fantastic~
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[personal profile] kore 2012-07-20 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for letting us know!
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[personal profile] thisfffire 2012-07-20 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the info!
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[personal profile] groovy_mutation 2012-07-20 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome heads up! Thank you and keep having fun guys!
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[personal profile] sharpiefan 2012-07-20 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for keeping us in the loop - it is something I think we all appreciate! Good luck with the code push. (I will be tucked up in bed at 0400 GMT - I'm not quite that much of an insomniac. :D )
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2012-07-20 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up!
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[personal profile] peaceful 2012-07-20 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
I hope everything goes smoothly :)
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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2012-07-20 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the advanced warning! Very much appreciated. :)
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[personal profile] kaberett 2012-07-20 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! Thanks for letting us know, and I hope you're all having fun :-)
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[personal profile] bluiis 2012-07-20 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for always keeping us updated! You guys do an awesome job.
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[personal profile] dragon_moon 2012-07-20 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you all are having a good time and enjoying the conference. Thanks so much for letting us know about the site being offline for a bit tonight. ^__^
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[personal profile] pauamma 2012-07-20 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, I take you mean 9pm PDT, not PST? (PST would be day+1 at 5am UTC, not 4am).
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[personal profile] rike_tikki_tavi 2012-07-20 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up and good luck with the code push. (As a European, I'm happy you are doing this at a time where I'll most likely be asleep.)
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[personal profile] forthwritten 2012-07-20 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck with the code push!
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[personal profile] slay 2012-07-20 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much for the heads up!
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[personal profile] subluxate 2012-07-20 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for keeping us updated!
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[personal profile] evilawyer 2012-07-20 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up!
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[personal profile] the 2012-07-21 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
UNACCEPTABLE. what am i supposed to do, not pretend to be a fictional character on the internet for an hour?

breakin' my balls here, dw.
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[personal profile] atliere 2012-07-21 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Ya'll are partyin' and pushing your code out...

But thanks for the heads up! I can knit and plurk instead. :)

And good luck too! Here's to no unexpected downtime!
Edited 2012-07-21 04:01 (UTC)
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[personal profile] redblack 2012-07-21 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm. Eleven PM CDT then. Gosh we've shopped on eBay too long. We can do PDT or PST to CDT/CST conversion in our head. XD

Thank you for the heads up. It's definitely appreciated. And we hope everything goes well.

Will there be updates on Twitter of "Hey guys, site's back!" just in case it's a bit past midnight when it comes back. Just curious.