[pydotorg-www] Disabling advocacy.python.org

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Jan 14 23:53:56 CET 2011

On Jan 14, 2011, at 10:42 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>> Andrew Kuchling hosts the official Python podcast/videos recordings
>> (/data/www/advocacy/podcasts/) through the advocacy.python.org domain
>> (http://advocacy.python.org/podcasts/ ).  If you remove its DNS entry,
>> all those links are broken.  Those files are served by Apache from the
>> filesystem and don't depend upon the Zope server behind the site being up.
>> I would not have thought one DNS entry and a few lines of Apache a
>> maintenance burden.
> It's actually the Zope instance that causes the maintenance burden.
> If it would be ok to remove the Zope instance from the Apache
> configuration, and just leave the static contents, that would be fine
> with me.
>> What stops the site from being up is someone w/root access to add it to
>> the system startup scripts.  Perhaps that would improve its chances of
>> being maintained.
> When that is done, I'd also like to request that an official Debian
> package is used to provide Zope, rather than a build created many years
> ago which is completely outdated.


>> Or if you would prefer, retain just the DNS entry but point it to my
>> server ( and I'll take responsibility for hosting and
>> maintaining it.  I can grab the 1.9G of podcast data too, if Andrew is
>> fine with that or we can host it under a different python.org domain and
>> I'll add a URL redirect from advocacy.python.org to it my Apache's
>> config.  
> I didn't know that there is content that is actually still in use.
> I'd personally prefer this content to be integrated into www.python.org
> (say, www.python.org/podcasts), but leaving it in advocacy.python.org
> is acceptable.

I think we should certainly move away from the current unreliable hosting, which seems to rely on Jeff to keep it up.


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