Mozdev status update W21-2008, sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-05-27

Participating: davidwboswell (David Boswell), ericjung (Eric Jung), gjm (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Doug Warner)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- improved bugzilla Mac OS X detection by adding more versions to OS list - worked with ccaygill of Mycroft to get HTTP header problem fixed that prevented downloads in IE7 - started styling hg web interface; need some help from Mercurial devs to fix some problems w/ themeing - some more sponsor work - integrating cvs database logging and hg/svn database logging in various tools - updated multi-VCS-capable RSS feed should go live today (ex: - OSCon/Summit planning/prep - found some bugs in both downloads.MD.o and the update.rdf generation that the Brief project ran into; helped them work-around the problem for now and put them on the back-burner - agenda for this week includes styling the hg web interface and figuring out what can be done about the /source.html for projects that begin using hg - we should start figuring out how to coordinate the deploy of hg to production; there's going to be a number of steps so it would be good to go over them in advance and work out any problems before we try it - we should look more into mod_wsgi since the port should be available now; it'll save a lot of CPU compared to running as CGI

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- some bots were active on the site last week; configuration was changed several times to try to prevent them from affecting the site again - some planning on a better shared-hosting setup - helping a project troubleshoot their mailing list config

Web stats/Top 50 page

- no stats updating this week; other sysadmin projects are blocking getting it fixed

Staging server migration

- no updates

handling low-level sysadmin tasks

- things like stats processing, cvs cleanup, are time-critical but low-level tasks - in general, we should figure out how to handle these types of tasks so they don't eat up our sysadmin's time

open feedback requests - cvs management

- gjm will get the server setup so we can have a "cvs admin" and setup silfreed w/ the privs

handling feedback mails

- there's still an open bug for integrating feedback list and bugzilla - silfreed will join the feedback list to do manual bug filing for sysadmin tasks for now - update the feedback page to recommend filing bugs for common PO tasks (cvs cleanup, mailing list fixes, etc)

Next meeting June 3rd, 2008 @ 15:00 UTC in #mozdev