Author Archives: Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson

Gitorious v2.4.12 is released (security update)

Three new vulnerabilities have been fixed for Ruby on Rails, on which Gitorious is built. Read the original Ruby on Rails sec-list announcements for further details. The steps for upgrading are, as usual (from within the root gitorious clone/source directory): git fetch –tags git merge v2.4.12 git submodule update –init bundle install We advise all users running […]

Improved and updated the Gitorious CE Installer (v2.4.9)

We’ve closed a number of recent security issues related to Ruby and Rails (which Gitorious depends on). The Community Edition Installer has lagged behind a bit but is, as of today, upgraded to install the latest version of Gitorious (v2.4.9). The update also includes our current recommended default settings plus some improvements to the installer itself. Short story: […]

Gitorious 2.3.2 released (small hotfix for installation/db setup issue)

We just tagged version 2.3.2 of Gitorious. This is only a minor hotfix. The update resolves an intermittent issue in some Gitorious environments/database setups due to a database migration script from earlier this year. There is some discussion of the issue at the Gitorious Google Group. From the version tag description: Resolve issue with an older […]

Simplified Gitorious installation and getgitorious.com

We’re hard at work improving Gitorious this fall. In addition to developing the actual software we’re also making it a lot easier to get started with Gitorious. So, today we’re launching a proper home page for the open source Gitorious project at getgitorious.com. We’re also rolling out a simplified Gitorious installer which makes it a snap to set […]

Simple backup and recovery with the ‘snapshot’ command

Backup, disaster recovery and migrations of Gitorious has been a somewhat manual process up till now. Though all you really need to do is to dump the mysql database and save the repository folders, setting up and performing those backup tasks has been an ad-hoc task for each installation. Furthermore any disaster recovery work has […]

Gitorious 2.3 released

We just tagged and pushed v2.3 of Gitorious, containing quite a few new features and bugfixes. Upgrade instructions here Highlights from the changelog: Kerberos, custom hooks, diagnostics, backup, bug fixes Added support for Kerberos authentication: see /config/authentication.sample.yml for examples on how to configure it. New convenience commands for performing backup and recovery of Gitorious (eg. […]

What we’re currently working on

We (ie. core committers and staff at Gitorious AS) have in recent months focused on building a sustainable business around the Gitorious project. We’ve reached a point where we can spend more time on actual Gitorious development again, so expect things to pick up speed this fall. We’re really excited about the work ahead, and we’d […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

Yet again we need to add more disk space to our servers. This means that *.gitorious.org will have some downtime again, starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (wednesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed then. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:08 Running fsck 10:27 Fsck at 9%.  This […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

We need to add some additional disk space to our servers again, which means *.gitorious.org will have some downtime starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (tuesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:11 Rebooting the virtualization nodes now 10:22: Restarting Apache 10:28 And […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST [completed]

We need to add some additional disk space to our servers, which means *.gitorious.org will have some downtime starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (tuesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed. Edits: 10:01: We’re taking down the server now. 10:07: We’re booting the dom0 servers now 10:17: First server […]

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