Friday, December 26, 2008

Maintenance is over

As previously reported we had some hardware issues on our main server, despite our best effort the move was not as smooth as we would like.

The wiki, abs and www VMs were moved to a new disk, there was a problem with the mysql data synchronization and we were forced to revert the data to a backup from yesterday causing a minimal data loss (download stats & registered users for today).

We this recent repair operation together with some recent database optimization actions we expect to return to a stable state.

Thanks for your understanding.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from GetDeb!

Enjoy the partying, stay safe, and have a happy year of 2009.

It promises to bring new many features to getdeb.net and a launch and redesign of playdeb.net. If you'd like to help us out in accomplishing the enormous workload needed, or would like to help us package programs, feel free to get in touch with us!

If you'd like to help us out financially, you can do so by donating - even a small amount is appreciated.

Thanks for using one of the best services available for Ubuntu on updating the essential apps you need and obtaining new ones not yet available in official repositories :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hardware repair on the web server

Hello,
we had an hw problem on the web server. It will be back online in a few hours.

Sorry for the inconvenient.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

GetDeb Supporter Services

The GetDeb Supporter Services will be a pilot service with the goal of providing better services for all users, but providing special access conditions to active supporters.
We require funding to expand our operations, so we'd like to appreciate our active supporters.

The benefits for all users will be:
- More and better software packages
- Better experience with major improvements in our site

The special conditions will be:
- Higher access priority for new releases - new releases will be exclusively available for Supporters during 3 days after it's release
- Increased bandwidth for downloads - Supporter releases will be provided by the master server
- Higher priority on packaging support requests

Supporter status will be granted to:
- Active developers/packagers/translators (2 months after their last contribution)
- Donators, using a 5 €/month rate
The status will be retroactively granted upon request.

With this support services the expectation is to increase interest by potential supporters and raise reasonable revenue, there are several projects like getdebi, playdeb and major website improvements that need further investment.

This will be a pilot service, it's continuity will be assessed with based on users/supporters feedback.