Last Comment Bug 510267 - Relaunch on Tuesday, 8/25
: Relaunch on Tuesday, 8/25
Product: Graveyard
Classification: Graveyard
Component: Server Operations (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Orem [:oremj]
: matthew zeier [:mrz]
Depends on: 512159 512160 512232
Blocks: 482079
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Reported: 2009-08-13 11:12 PDT by David Boswell
Modified: 2015-03-12 08:17 PDT (History)
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mzeier: needs‑downtime+
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Description User image David Boswell 2009-08-13 11:12:03 PDT
We're planning on going live with the new site on Monday, 8/24.  The staging site is at  

Steven and Sam can provide more details about how we'd like the staging site and production site to work together once things go live.

If there is any additional information you need in advance to get things ready, please let us know.
Comment 1 User image Samuel Sidler (old account; do not CC) 2009-08-13 11:25:14 PDT

We'd like to keep www-stage live and update it every x minutes -- preferably 5 or so, but there might be limitations due to the number of files. We'd then like to replace the current (maybe move it for a time if that's easy) with what's in SVN right now and update that site every y minutes -- I think 20 is a good number here.

Currently, this isn't as complicated what we do with in that we don't have a stage -> production environment, but we would like some amount of staging to take place.

Reed might have other ideas, so I'll let him weigh in if he wants.
Comment 2 User image matthew zeier [:mrz] 2009-08-13 11:28:07 PDT
I'd like to do this Tuesday during our normal maint. window.  Is there a good reason to not do it then?
Comment 3 User image David Boswell 2009-08-13 11:55:41 PDT
We could do this Tuesday if that works better for IT.  The reason for doing it Monday is that this has been delayed and we're wanting to get it up as soon as possible.

As for the staging site, it would be nice to have a way to build something that doesn't go automatically live at some point.  We can tweak the way stage works (I assume) after things launch though.
Comment 4 User image David Boswell 2009-08-13 12:38:16 PDT
Updating summary to reflect date change.

For downtime, can you provide an estimate for how long the window will be so we can announce it?
Comment 5 User image matthew zeier [:mrz] 2009-08-13 13:35:40 PDT
Windows are usually 7pm - 11pm.  I'm not sure what the scope of this change means so I can't yet say when the start time will be and how long will be offline.
Comment 6 User image David Boswell 2009-08-13 14:48:01 PDT
In terms of helping define the scope of this change, are there a list of questions we can answer to clarify things?
Comment 7 User image matthew zeier [:mrz] 2009-08-13 14:53:25 PDT
Looks like it's no more complicated that changing the webserver doc root.  Probably no more than a couple minutes but I'll announce more like 15.
Comment 8 User image David Boswell 2009-08-25 13:09:12 PDT
We're good to go with the relaunch tonight.
Comment 9 User image Steven Garrity [:sgarrity] 2009-08-25 13:36:46 PDT
The cron job from Bug 512232 will have to be setup on the live site for launch too.
Comment 10 User image Jeremy Orem [:oremj] 2009-08-25 21:10:20 PDT
Comment 11 User image Stephen Donner [:stephend] 2009-08-25 21:12:36 PDT
FWIW, tonight I tested layout, links, validation, post-launch -- looks pretty good; a layout issue right now due to the missing feed, but nothing else major.
Comment 12 User image Stephen Donner [:stephend] 2009-08-28 11:25:21 PDT
Verified FIXED; site's been live since:

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