Useful resources

Besides the individual wiki pages and the websites for the previous conferences linked at the main GUADEC page here's some things I in particular found useful:

-- BrucevanderKooij 2010-01-18 22:08:06

Network connectivity at the Haagse Hogeschool

One of the recurring problems mentioned in the feedback pages linked above was network connectivity. I studied Software Engineering at the HHS (graduated a few years back) and from that experience I know they have a descent wireless and wired infrastructure. The only question remains how we will be able to open up this infrastructure securely for conference participants? The network is configured to require authentication using your student credentials. I can figure out who at the HHS to talk to about this rather quickly, however I would appreciate if I could team up with somebody who, unlike myself, actually has proper knowledge of networking technology.

Also the feedback page for GUADEC 2006 mentioned specifically: "Insufficient ethernet connections (not everyone has a wireless card!)" so we'll probably want to set something up for that as well.

Let me know if you can help.

-- BrucevanderKooij 2010-01-18 22:41:37

Information about the wifi at the HHS can be found here:

I'm planning a visit to the site in february to hash out the details and test the various connections. I will also discuss the possibility to plugin to the wired network. Perhaps you will want to join ? I haven't set an exact date yet.

-- KoenMartens 2010-01-19 17:03:05

Yes :-) -- BrucevanderKooij 2010-01-19 18:07:51

Saving on GNOME Live! is still slow

So this is a known issue (or at least it should be) and has been so for some years already.

When you save a page on GNOME Live! even though the page is saved immediately it takes a while for you to be redirected. I'm hoping the wiki will be used for organizing GUADEC 2010 and the slowness when saving is quite annoying, so I'd hope that the issue could be resolved as quickly as possible. Can we get a GNOME sysadmin to look at this? Olav "bkor" Vitters maybe? :-)

-- BrucevanderKooij 2010-01-18 22:46:23

So I asked bkor and it turns out that this slowness is being caused because on each page save MoinMoin checks who to send notifications to and to do this it has to go through all the (regular) expressions the user has defined and see if the current page title matches (this doesn't scale and causes problems when there are lots of accounts with possibly lots of expressions). I've put looking into this on my list and if it turns out nobody else is looking into this I'll hopefully be able to patch MoinMoin to do this in a better way. A possible solution would be to put each page save into a queue which at a later time is run through (either using a cronjob or system daemon) to send out all notifications. This is most likely the fastest way to get rid of the "problem", at least from a user perspective, but it's still a hack.

-- BrucevanderKooij 2010-01-19 20:56:01


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