Upgraded to 3.1 and Migrated to RHEL6

In preparation for the big release next week the GNOME Sysadmin team has been kickin’ ass and taking names! Today (finally, my fault) we have finished the migration and upgrade of the blogs.gnome.org WordPress installation to 3.1. The site has also been moved to a new RHEL 6 virtual machine. Some of you may notice some weirdness as DNS propagates, but it won’t be long before everyone will be using the new site.

When you login I’m sure you’ll be able to tell that the site has been upgraded. The admin UI has been polished quite a bit and you’ll notice a bar at the top of your browser inside and outside of the admin panel if you are logged in, providing added functionality. It reminds me a bit of what you might have seen if you’ve used Blogger.

For those interested in the changes, you can read the WordPress 3.1 release notes here.

In any case, this is one more ticket we’re able to close and I’m happy to finally have this done. It took longer than I had anticipated due to repeated testing (I didn’t want to clobber anything!). It is better to be safe than sorry after all.

As usual, if you run into anything wonky please drop us a line at gnome-sysadmin@ or drop into IRC to #sysadmin.