Servers offline on the 27th

Jean-François Wauthy pollux at
Sun Sep 25 17:20:20 CEST 2016

Le dimanche 25 septembre 2016 à 13:36 +0200, houghi a écrit :
> Never knew that was hosted in the country I live in. Neat.

UNamur[1] has been providing us with free housing for more than 10
years now and, when they can, they even replace broken parts for free.
We can't thank them enough for that.

I think this is the first planned maintenance there requiring server
shutdown. It is not ideal but I don't think the Xfce project is
critical enough to require some 99,9% uptime.

> And no backup? Pity.

As for the lack of backup, first you need more hardware and a second
location (which might require money too). Then you need the competent
people to configure and manage the servers and the additional
complexity. Finally those people need to take/find the time to do that
on top of whatever else they already do for the project or their real

Instead of your condescending remark, maybe you can volunteer time or
resources to help the project ?


Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at>

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