I don’t even know where to start! There have been a lot of changes and improvements going on within the GNOME Sysadmin Team lately, and I thought I should share a few of the things we’ve been working on, as well as some of the changes we have planned.
First of all, as Olav mentioned in our inaugural post, I’ve been hired as the GNOME part-time Sysadmin. This role includes a number of responsibilities, many of which will be transparent (and or boring) to most of you, but there are a few that will affect the community and that feels like a good place to begin.
First of all, we’re going to be publishing our progress and changes regularly on this blog. This will include scheduled maintenance on services (reboots, downtime, etc). Our plan is to schedule maintenance windows, and give the community adequate notice before we take down any services. We haven’t forgotten that our job is to make sure you can do your job, and improved communication is a key part of that.
Second, we’ve spent the past two weeks focusing on trying to clean up our rough edges and establish our baseline for the future. Part of this is defining where our priorities lie, and which projects are the most important. While we have an existing list of pending tickets in bugzilla, we’d also like to hear from the rest of you on what you’d like to see done. I can’t promise that we’ll be able to please all of you all the time, but we also can’t address your issues if we don’t know what they are! In this regard, if you have any issues we need to know about, please stop by bugzilla and file a ticket.
Beyond that, please feel free to contact me directly with any concerns or ideas you might have. I’m happy to discuss them with you.