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Subversion and WebSVN Added to Available Services
Feb. 23, 2009, authored by: GF Admin

This week we added Subversion client access and WebSVN for repository browsing to the available hosting services.  Personalized, private Subversion services should be very convenient for members that provide multi-site design and development.

For Subversion client access, we're utilizing the Apache mod_dav_svn module to support virtual hosting, multi-auth, ssl (if needed). The WebSVN component, is a stable, easy to use interface for general browsing of repositories.  WebSVN supports syntax highlighting, tarball downloads and source code diffs.

Both services are available for setup immediately and will utilize 'single sign on' with the main Good Function Site.  Contact the Good Function admins to try a demo or setup repos for your host or domain.

Migrating To Django 1.0 This Week
Sept. 17, 2008, authored by: GF Admin

September 3rd marked the release of Django 1.0 which also marked a milestone for many developers in FOSS land who were in waiting to 'officially' adopt the new king of app frameworks.  Congratulations to the Django project developers.

Here at Good Function, I'm in the process of adopting the new release so that we can start using it in production.  I've created a new compat-django-1.0 branch to port the main Good Function site.  So far, So good.  Upon my initial code changes, the incompatible features have been easy.  Admittedly, I knew version 1.0 was coming, so I halted most of my development in July.

We'll continue hosting support for Django 0.96 and Django 1.0 in case we have some old-school needs for it.  However, I expect popularity to wane considerably for the pre-1.0 framework.

Today There's A New Server Online
July 18, 2008, authored by: Chris

Hooray for fully managed, quick turnaround, dedicated server support.   And of course hooray for linux.  I finished the setup of the new server yesterday and put the finishing touches on all the backups, scripts, firewall, etc.  At the end of the process I was pleasantly surprised by the high-level of success while moving everything.  We upgraded just about everything (Apache, MySQL, Python, PHP, Linux OS and Zimbra) and we gained some important benefits without adding any costs to GF members.  We also doubled the RAM, added a CPU core, doubled the processor speed and tripled our disk space.  We're pretty much good to go for the next few years.