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How we deploy

We’ve just written an article on our documentation site describing the configuration of our new servers.  You will find details about how we do deployment, our web server setup and how we manage processes. Have a look if you’re into that kind of thing, and post a comment here if there are other things you’d like […]

Gitorious 2.4.1 was just released

Thanks to Steffen Forkmann the first patch release after 2.4.0 came really quickly this time. There was a bug in the 2.4.0 code preventing push from functioning properly. We just pushed 2.4.1 and updated the master and next branches with this fix. You should upgrade your server as soon as possible.

Gitorious 2.4.0 was just released

Update: Version 2.4.1 was just released; the upgrade instructions have been updated to use this version instead. We just pushed version 2.4.0 of Gitorious. This will be the last minor release of Gitorious before version 3, which brings Rails 3 to Gitorious. The highlights of this release are: Rails has been unvendored from Gitorious, and […]

Server migration the coming Tuesday

The servers powering have been running for more than 3 years, and it’s time to move to new servers. The migration will start Tuesday November 27th at 10.00CET, and we expect to be done before noon. All services will be unavailable while we’re doing the migration. We’re making some changes in how Gitorious […]

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 […]

Quick reboot of the servers Tuesday at 11AM CET [completed]

We’ll need to do a quick reboot of our servers to update their kernels tomorrow at 11AM CET. We expect it to take no more than 5 minutes, and will keep this post updated as we proceed. Updates: 11:05: We’re taking down the first server 11:06: The servers are down 11:12: The servers are back […]

LDAP authorization lands in Gitorious mainline

Gitorious started with a developer scratching his own itch. The first commit was done more than five years ago, and every commit since then has been about developers implementing features we need in a software tool we use all the time. Gitorious is different from most other Git frontends and collaboration tools out there by […]

Maintenance window Thursday at 13:00 CET [DONE]

We’ll need to take down the servers for ~15 minutes the coming Thursday (October 25th) starting at 1PM CET to do another shot at migrating from our old SAN infrastructure. We’re sorry about the unforeseen troubles during our last two attempts at the same, but we should be better prepared this time. We’ll update this […]

Short maintenance Monday October 15th at 12 CET [complete]

We need to restart our servers the coming Monday starting 12:00 CET to reconfigure the storage pools on the physical hosts. We expect the process to take no more than 15 minutes, and will update this blog post as we proceed. Updates: 12:04 CET: We’re taking down the servers 12:09 CET: The servers are down, […]

Gitorious 2.3.1 released

We just tagged version 2.3.1 of Gitorious. To upgrade your installation, follow these instructions. The highlights from the changelog: Gitorious CLI scripts, unicorn/nginx support, bug fixes This release introduces command line scripts for interacting with a production Gitorious environment. These scripts reside in $GITORIOUS_ROOT/bin, and (contrary to what’s in script) all will: * Assume a […]


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