GNOME servers downtime: April 1 2007 (not affected:

At April 1st the GNOME sysadmins will be upgrading lots of servers from RHEL3/4 to RHEL5. This will obviously cause downtime. The Subversion ( will NOT be affected. However, svn-commits-list ( will be.

Although this is planned for April 1st, do keep in mind that if
something breaks (or just the upgrade taking longer), SOME OF THE
SERVICES COULD STILL BE DOWN ON April 2nd, or longer. The upgrade
however takes place in stages. Not everything is down at once.

Stuff that is affected:

  • Websites hosted by GNOME:,,, etc.

  • Wiki’s hosted by GNOME (
  • Mail, meaning mailinglists,, etc.
  • Bugzilla
  • Databases (e.g. Bugzilla, foundation membership, etc)
  • CVS (apparently we host ;)
  • DNS (e.g. if the downtime takes too long, you will not be able
    to get the IP address of — this is btw)

Not affected (ideally;):


The upgrade officially starts at 14:00 UTC. However, I will be moving some services before that time. So take this time as a rough estimate.

The plan:

The schedule:

Spam on

The bot accounts I know about cannot change any page anymore (see BannedGroup page on lgo for affected user names). Also enabled the antispam solution provided by moinmoin. Up to now we just relied on bots not creating an account.