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Wiki trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:13 pm
by Obtuseq
wiki alioth net/index.php does not appear to be responding?
Does anyone know what is happening.....

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:30 pm
by Disembodied
Hi, Obtuseq, welcome to the boards! I'm afraid that the wiki is temporarily up the spout ... efforts are no doubt being made to get it all sorted though: see here.

Re: Wiki trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:31 pm
by Gimi
Obtuseq wrote:wiki alioth net/index.php does not appear to be responding?
Does anyone know what is happening.....
There is a thread in outworld covering this topic. I have sent a pm to Winston, who is our best bet for fixing the problem. His main site www.alioth.net is up, so I fear it is database problems again.

Welcome to "The Friendliest Board this side of Riedquat." by the way.

Edit: Disembodied beat me to it. Follow his link.

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:53 pm
by winston
The whole machine now has died, probably for good. It'll either be a new machine (which means a restore from the 05-Apr snapshot) or a repair to the existing one, or possibly a new machine with the old disc.

Someone has to actually go to the datacentre and look in the rack though. The other complication is I'm going to be away this weekend and almost certainly without time to work on it (and probably without an internet connection), so if it indeed needs a restore, the outage may be as long as a week.

On the other hand, if you happen to be going to Retro Rewind in Sheffield, perhaps we can share a beer.

Thanks .... not going mad then!

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:55 pm
by Obtuseq
Thanks for the replies ....
Looking forward to downloading and reading the manual (and reliving a 25 year old memory!)

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:04 pm
by Commander McLane
If it's mainly about the manual, you can get that from Ian Bell's website: http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/manual.htm

Oh, and welcome to the boards! :D

Manual etc

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:54 pm
by Obtuseq
Thanks .. got that.
I assume the wiki had more on it about settings, oxps, enhancements etc specific to Oolite ...
I had read that BGS, Redux and Griff ships were sensible oxps to add on.
Will wait for database to come back up

Re: Manual etc

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:16 pm
by JazHaz
Obtuseq wrote: I assume the wiki had more on it about settings, oxps, enhancements etc specific to Oolite ...
Well it is the Elite Wiki, so it also has stuff about the Elite games, and the sequels, as well as Oolite.

But yes there are a lot of pages about Oolite, with OXPs etc etc.

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:13 am
by winston
Update:

The hardware is "beyond economic repair", a new machine is on order - with luck it won't be long before it's in the rack, but it will mean unfortunately a full restore of everything (again :/)

Thanks for your patience!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:25 pm
by snork
:( what a pity.

Thank you for hosting and administrating and such the wiki, anyways.

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:40 pm
by Svengali
snork wrote:Thank you for hosting and administrating and such the wiki, anyways.
Second that.