Hi, I don't follow OG development but as host operator a few things are
coming up. The machine's load is gradually climbing over time and some
of that is OG.
Despite a relatively low hit rate on OG it is consuming quite a bit of
resource. If OG started taking off it would take the machine down.
First up: index.cgi requires 0.35s to perform a `perl -c` syntax check.
Any thoughts on putting OG on a mod_perl server? I have mod_perl running
here of course and we'd need to coordinate some apache.conf stuff.
Second: the supersearch.cgi gulps down CPU, often for seconds at a time.
It is a frequent resident of `top` output. This isn't really
acceptable. I'm going to request this feature be turned off unless an
effective optimisation plan or some other way to reduce its impact
here is constructed pretty soon. Sorry about this but it's encroaching
Third: I wonder if there's some way to instruct robots not to spider
parts of your wiki. This ought to speak for itself:
$ grep crawl /var/log/apache/london.openguides.org-access.log | grep 'action=edit' | wc -l
Finally: I posted about a DoS and was wondering what the status of a
solution was. http://openguides.org/mail/openguides-dev/2004-October/000542.html
Paul (any overbearing tone unintentional ;-)
Paul Makepeace .............................. http://paulm.com/inchoate/
"If my elbow was straight, then I'll show oyu mine!"
A handful of changes have queued up so I thought I would make a release
of OpenGuides this weekend. Should anything go into the current
snapshot for 0.48?
The following bugs will remain open after 0.48, unless someone fixes
them soon (from https://rt.cpan.org/):
#13148 Error with links containing underscores
#8208 International characters in new pages
#8814 Undeletable garbage nodes on london.openguides.org
#8852 node.tt doesn't look for osie_x
#9390 Bug handling <pre>
#6386 Search Engine has an issue with international characters
#6398 International Characters in RSS feed.
#9746 Recent Changes table layout
#8203 More helpful Create a page in this category link
#11799 Summary field
#9555 Edit page category/locale selection
#9313 mod_perl support
#9315 Merge london.og.org templates
#9340 Basic auth integration
#9380 Custom metadata fields
#12972 Category/locale links in metadata behave differently to normal links
#4077 Review date field
If anyone would like to tackle any of these bugs (especially the one
tagged as Important) in the next couple of days, please let me know your
plans so I can wait for any fixes that you make. Equally if you have
further information on any of the bugs or think that any should be
closed, let me know or comment in RT.
Lastly, I would like to solicit comments on dropping support for
Search::InvertedIndex soon. My personal need for it no longer exists,
so I am tempted to drop it for 0.49 or thereabouts, but if people want
otherwise and can help with its continued support, then I am happy for
that too. So, if you currently use S::II, let me know your views.
Dominic Hargreaves | http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/
PGP key 5178E2A5 from the.earth.li (keyserver,web,email)
Dear Mr. McKillop,
It has come to my attention that you have created a site called "Open Guide
to Glasgow", located at http://glasgow.openguide.co.uk/, yet you are not
affiliated with the OpenGuides network in any fashion, including not using
the OpenGuides software itself. In addition, your site is imitating one of
our network's existing members (the Open Guide to Glasgow, at
http://glasgow.openguides.org/). You are abusing our copyrighted marks.
I must ask you to cease and desist all such activities at once, and, in
addition, to either yield or terminate your registration of the domain name
I look forward to your expedient reply.
The OpenGuides Project
I've recently moved to Boston, and am interested in setting up an
OpenGuide for the area. The problem with this is that I actually live in
Cambridge - close, but not quite the exact same town. There's a number
of other suburbs that are just as close, and extremely close quarters to
the town itself: Cambridge has about 100,000 people in 6.43 square
miles, Greater Boston has about 250,000 according to quick google
However, OpenGuides are not really designed for multi-city guiding, so
far as I can tell. For example, there's no city Metadata that can be set
- a fault that probably limits the Tourist Engineer as well.
Is there a general solution for what to do to create a guide that
applies to more than one city? If I were to hack up an option in
wiki.conf or something similar that allowed additional "City" Metadata
to be stored, rather than simply expecting everything to be in the same
city, would such a change be accepted?
I'd like to have an answer from the group before I put too much effort
into it either way.
Freelance Web Developer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openguides-dev-bounces(a)openguides.org
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of James Green
> Sent: 24 July 2005 02:45
> To: OpenGuides software developers
> Subject: Re: [OpenGuides-Dev] Attention All Admins: Roll Call
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 02:26:07AM +0100, Earle Martin wrote:
> > Many of the guides seem to be dead. If you run a guide,
> please reply to this
> > mail and tell us what its status is.
> Nottingham is alive, lovingly maintained, and sometimes even
> updated. I
> *host* Lancaster and Manchester (UK) too, but take no role in
> maintaining them; hopefully Matt (Lancs) and Dave (Manc) are on this
> list and will speak up soonish about their status.
Looks like this needs an update. How's the recovery/forensic process going?
Reply off-list if you have material that you don't want publicly viewable.
Better still, why don't we have a new list for OG admins, with the archive not publicly viewable, with subscriptions requiring manual approval?
Or am I getting paranoid?