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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Extensions/Templates Sites: State of the art
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:08:23 GMT
Below some updates:

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Roberto Galoppini <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here is a quick recap of what we at SourceForge have been doing over
> the last weeks to help the Apache Open Office community and what we
> plan to do in the near future.
> - Full analysis of the configurations and setup of the Extensions and
> Templates sites, to better understand existing and potential future
> issues;
> - Maintenance and updates to he Drupal modules of the two sites; (this
> included the update of the Drupal 5 platform to work with PHP 5.3)
> - Analysis of the performance issues of the sites replacing the caching systems;
> - Transparent Redirects to the SourceForge mirror for uploads' and
> downloads' operations to enabling a faster download and reducing
> significantly the load on the Drupal servers;
> - Rewriting all parts of the sites depending on
> extensions/ URLs;
> (the actual extensions/ can be relocated at
> any other URL the community might like);
> - Allowing users to login both with the accounts and
> with local accounts;
> (in order to manage smoothly the shutdown of Oracle infrastructure);
> - Automatic conversion of users' accounts to local accounts;
> (all users who actually logged in before Oracle shutdown were hence
> migrated seamless)
> - Creation of new accounts directly as local accounts and not as an
> account at;
> - Managing the transition of active users to the new system by direct
> mailing them prior to the receipt of  users' accounts; (we needed to
> do that in order to avoid the risk of having active users out of the
> system for some days)
> What's next:
> 1 - We plan to Migrats all users right away, providing them also with
> some interesting info (e.g. extensions/templates recently created,
> statistics, etc)

We migrated all users who could be migrated.

- users' has no emails ('#N/A') for about 7500 users
- Extensions users are virtually all restored (missing
mapping/properly mapped: 78/11700);
- Templates users are largely restored but not all (missing
mapping/properly mapped: 7480/28582).

All Extensions migrated users should use to restore
their passwords.
All Templated migrated users should use to restore
their passwords.

How to reset: insert your username without "" and
you'll get a password reset link e-mailed to you.

We are going to inform them by email right away.

> 2 - Help market AOO Extensions and Templates, e.g. interviewing
> creators and sharing the news via our media. Our community growth
> hacker and Apache member Rich Bowen will be happy to help with that.

Rich will connect with some of them starting from the very next days,
who ever wants to be interviewed can send an email to


> I wish also to take the chance here to thanks Ross Gardler, who
> mentored us through the collaboration process, Rob Weir for his inputs
> and support, and Gavin McDonald and the whole Infra team, who provided
> us with all necessary information, often getting help in turn from
> Andrew Rist (who was also supportive and helpful).
> I think it's also appropriate to give credit to our SiteOp team,
> especially Jacob Morman who was the owner of the activity on our side,
> and Wayne Davison who worked hard, deployed new servers, and went
> above and beyond the call of duty in getting this deployed quickly.
> Our engineering team did a lot of work especially, Dave Brondsema was
> also of great help, enabling our Allura open source forge to deliver
> on performance. We’re also very grateful to Antonio DeMarco the
> contractor who actually turned all our specifications and fix requests
> into a working platform. And I’s also like to thank Mark Ramm who
> helped mobilize and organize the engineering, contractor, and site
> operations work so that we could get this done quickly. Last but not
> least, I wish to say thank to Andrea Pescetti, who actually provided
> us with all details about how those websites work.
> Roberto
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