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    Debian Planet Turns Five Years Old
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 – 18:10
    The title says it all really. I know that the last year has been relatively slow but hopefully things will pick up again now that we’re actively recruiting and training new editors.

    Thanks to all the readers and contributors for making this worthwhile. I suggest you keep an eye out, some improvements are afoot…

    Category: Site News 9 comments

    Debian Planet Four Years Old
    Submitted by robster on Monday, October 25, 2004 – 21:08
    Well, it seems that Debian Planet is now four years old (and one day, oops). Unfortunately you might have noticed that the news ouput on the site seems to have slowed to a bit of a halt. Unfortunately thats because both myself and the other Rob have been rather busy trying to do our degrees, climbing up hills and drinking ale. If you are interested in helping out with writing for the site, please mail staff@debianplanet.org.
    Category: Site News 6 comments

    Is there still a place for Debian Planet?
    Submitted by robot101 on Sunday, May 02, 2004 – 16:01
    I’ve just posted a collection of articles off the queue – my apologies to their submitters about the delay in approving them (I also had to adjust the times – this isn’t an attempt to hide the fact it took us weeks to approve some of these articles – its so they come out in the order submitted, instead of miles down the page :-). Both robster and I are busy with university at the moment, so we’re short on time for editing Debian Planet. However, this isn’t the main problem we face…
    Category: Site News 60 comments · read more

    Write for Debian Planet!
    Submitted by robster on Friday, January 30, 2004 – 12:18
    Due to the time constraints of the current group of staff, we are now on the lookout for new members to help maintain a steady flow of high quality Debian related news. More details follow…
    Category: Site News 7 comments · read more

    Debian Planet Downtime
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, August 24, 2003 – 16:30
    First let me thank all those who sent us emails asking where Debian Planet disappeared to from Thursday night to until Saturday lunchtime (UTC ish). Of course, these emails weren’t received until the server came back up as it is also the primary MX for the debianplanet.org domain. The reason for the problem is as follows.
    Category: Site News 13 comments · read more

    Intermittent Debian Planet problems
    Submitted by DanielS on Thursday, December 19, 2002 – 04:04
    Some of you may have noticed that DP is sometimes down; this is not due to hardware failure, or co-location sucking, or anything like that – instead, apache uses all the CPU power, to the point where the load average spirals high enough to kill all the web sessions. If anyone has experienced this problem with Apache 1.3, Drupal and PHP4, please send us an email. In the meantime, we’ll try to resolve this issue.
    Category: Site News 12 comments

    More on our move to Drupal
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, July 09, 2002 – 19:46
    The move to Drupal was not particularly easy. The primary problem was working on trying to convert the database from our old PHP-Nuke 4.0 (?) version to something suitable for Drupal. I wrote a script to do this, you can get this off me by dropping me an email.

    The second big hurdle was the layout, I decided to basically do the whole thing from scratch again implementing it in cleaner html and using CSS. This had the side affect of making fonts not quite right for some users. Hopefully for the majority of users DP should look as it was originally. Pages should however load quicker as they contain less nested tags and repitition.

    Category: Site News 21 comments · read more

    Debian Planet transition is complete
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, July 07, 2002 – 15:59
    Debian Planet has successfully moved to the Drupal code base with several hacks and kludges. The transition is not totally complete as we are taking this oppurtunity to tidy up our article collection, recategorize and edit our selection of articles. Thanks to all the staff who have helped me make this happen, especially Laurence who is working hard manually recategorising the content.

    Any problems let us know at webmaster@debianplanet.org.

    Category: Site News 32 comments · read more

    Debian Planet submission guidelines / feedback
    Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 27, 2002 – 23:44
    As someone who has (both as Anonymous, and a registered user) had a couple of submissions get posted here, and some just never appear, I’d like to ask whether anyone else, especially the Debian Planeteers themselves, see any merit in a couple of suggestions I’d like to make to hopefully improve the Debian Planet experience for all users.
    Category: Site News 17 comments · read more

    Time to crack open the champagne
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, June 22, 2002 – 22:39
    Debian Planet has breached the 5,000,000 page view mark (according to the stats page). Its been great fun serving you, and like everybody we’ve had our ups and downs, however we couldn’t do it without you, our readers, contributors and downright niceguys. Hopefully the next 5,000,000 are as enjoyable as the last. Remember we are all volunteers, with hectic lives in school/work, and we do this just because we enjoy it, therefore on your behalf can I please thank all the other staff for their hard work and devotion. Hip, hip hooray!!
    Category: Site News 11 comments


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