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!"
the list would be welcome to use the map room at limehouse town hall
for a hackfest. it could accomodate up to 12 easily and has all
requisite network, spare computers etc.
i found an old hackfest-organising page on the wiki and edited it.
There are a few things i'm especially interested in at the moment:
* Authentication / Authorisation
* Integration with the [http://uo.space.frot.org/?LondonFreeMap London
Free Map] services as they expand.
* Connection to event listings from [http://b.evnt.org/ EVNT],
[http://upcoming.org/ upcoming] and similar.
the open geodata project side of things will hopefully start coming
together properly over the next couple of weeks. perhaps list members
might be interested in the upcoming "Forum on Open Geodata" at the
Stanhope Centre next Thursday, April 14th:
There will be a collection of people working on free mapping and
geodata collection projects, and also a gang of policy oriented types
who have had their GIS work shackled by government infolicensing
practises, and some people doing 'civil society' work...
Before I start, lets all hear a hurrah for Google for finally admitting
there's actually more than North America in the world. There's also the
UK. Eventually they'll discover the other 6 continents.
With this new found mapness, and with clues from a hack already done in
the St. Paul's guide, I've made a hack which, if theres an address
entered, it will automagically add a link to the Google Map for that
address. It will also add the other map link (which I've rechristened
"Multimap map" - cos that is all we use, right?)
A good example of it in use can be found at:
If you want to use it, I've tarballed the hacked template files at:
The diff files can be found at
if you prefer them.
now that our encoding troubles are solved,
newbies are filling out lots of funny stuff under:
"Relax", "Friendly", "Loose time"..
how can "Locale" be localized, for our german reader/user
we would need to use "Gebiet".
i mean grepping the templates and changing there,
wont be enough i guess.
thanks for your input.
ps domm told me that there has been some activity about
image upload, is there any code we can test?
(it's the first question we get asked,
as nearly every geek has it's portable digi cam)
On Mon 11 Apr 2005, IvorW <ivorw-openguides(a)xemaps.com> wrote:
> Any idea when un will be back on line?
It's waiting on a static IP address - hopefully in the next day or so.
> My photos for OGL were being hosted on un.
I suggest you don't do things like that without asking. You were
given that shell account for the purposes of OpenGuides development.
Using it for other purposes, especially potentially bandwidth-intensive
ones, without checking with the sysadmin of the machine, is really
I've apologised to doop on your behalf, but please find somewhere else
to keep your photos. A lot of people seem to like Flickr:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openguides-dev-bounces(a)openguides.org
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Kake L Pugh
> Sent: 07 April 2005 22:55
> To: openguides-dev(a)openguides.org
> Subject: [OpenGuides-Dev] un.earth.li going on holiday
> un, the machine that OpenGuides CVS lives on, is moving house on
> Saturday. doop will get it back online as soon as possible.
Any idea when un will be back on line?
My photos for OGL were being hosted on un.