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The final countdown

Posted by communitymanager on February 23, 2011 at 3:54 PM PST

We're almost done!  The vast majority of projects that have requested to move have gone live on the new site.  We've been working to lock down the rest of them and expect that to be done in the next day or two. 

Migration Update

Posted by communitymanager on January 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM PST

At long last, an update. 

I haven't said anything in a while, because there hasn't been much to say.  Work is happening.  About 400 projects have now been moved over to the new site, and my email client is currently choking on sending the next batch of notifications to project owners.  I expect to get them all out by the end of today.

migration continues

Posted by communitymanager on December 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM PST

The next wave of project migrations begins tonight.  This last couple of months have been quite a learning experience.  Things that seemed easy and straightforward became impossibly complicated, and impossible things went just fine.  I'm sure the next few months will bring more of the same.  We're learning as we go, and as a result we made a  couple of minor changes in

migration update: is live!

Posted by communitymanager on November 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM PST went live last night with a few projects from the GlassFish Community.  I've updated the help section to include information about the migration including a list of projects that have requested to be moved here

New forums testing extended for a week.

Posted by communitymanager on October 11, 2010 at 6:33 AM PDT

The new forums are looking good.  We've been doing quite a bit of testing internally, and we didn't find any showstoppers last week, but we also didn't have very many people come try them out, so we decided to delay the launch for a week to try to get more testing in.  If you're interested in spending half an hour trying out the new forums, please send me an email at communitymanager@

We're getting new forums! Want to help test?

Posted by communitymanager on October 2, 2010 at 6:34 AM PDT

Starting on Monday 10/4 we will have a test server set up with our new forums.  Why do we need new forums?  The Jive product we've been using was EOLed quite some time ago, is totally unsupported now, and is the cause of many of our recent short term site outages.  The new forums will be more tightly integrated with our content management system.  We put a banner message up

Countdown to JavaOne 2010

Posted by communitymanager on September 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM PDT

I meant to be blogging about JavaOne for the last few weeks, but time got away from me.  There are so many great things happening with and so many cool things scheduled for JavaOne, and so much planning to be done, that I haven't had time to sit down and write it all down.  For most people JavaOne starts Sunday.  For me it starts tomorrow.  So now as the last l

Tell me what you think.

Posted by communitymanager on August 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM PDT

For several years now I've been involved in on-again, off-again plans to do a major upgrade to the site.  This time it's really happening.  People are working on building out the new site now, and we're going to start rolling out the migration plan here once the first tests are complete. 

The better late than never OSCON blog.

Posted by communitymanager on August 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM PDT

First, CLS was an incredibly great weekend.  My job is weird enough that I went for a long time not knowing other people who really do what I do, and it's nice to know my peers and to watch the emergence of best practices come out of discussions like this.  In the next few weeks we'll start rolling out the migration plans for the site, and as you might imagine I'm a little terrified o