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.
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
beta.java.net 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.
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@
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
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 Java.net 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
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.
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