As promised in December, I scheduled an IRC office hour to discuss the
status of migration from the Toolserver to Tool Labs. Let's collect all
to dos, all questions or/and open tickets that are important to you.
Thursday, Jan 23rd 2014, from 18:00 to 19:00 *UTC*
#wikimedia-office on freenode
Sumana Harihareswara (WMF)
Marc-Andre Pelletier aka Coren (WMF / Tool Labs)
Tomasz Finc and Alexandros Kosiaris (WMF / looking into the OSM setup)
The discussion will be logged.
If you cannot attend just send me your questions beforehand!
See you soon, Silke
Internes IT-Management und Projektmanagement Toolserver
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 260
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt
für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
Hi, can we have a list of all the accounts that expired in the Big
Catastrophic Deadline of the 6th (and have no redirects to other places,
maybe)? We're bound to have hundreds of dead tools in this moment and
I'd like to avoid chasing them individually.
P.s.: Thanks erwin for renewing the account! Those tools are crucial for
stewards. But he still needs help, only 3/14 work on Labs without major
as announced at 16. November I retired as root today.
Normally you write in such mails that you are sad now and that you had a
great time while it lasted. But I’m glad that it is over.
Don’t get me wrong: There were times when the work was great and most
times the work was even fun. But there were also several times
(especially in the last 2 years) when the Toolserver was horror. WMDE
didn’t invest enough money, WMF found new problems with the TS, hardware
was broken or the users (both authors and tool-users) were ignorant or
If I had knew in autumn 2011 how the Toolserver would developing in the
coming years, I had not overtake as main root. I learned the hard way,
that it doesn’t matter how much work and time you invest if the
leadership (WMDE and WMF) work against you; and the members of WMDE and
the Wikipedians (at least in deWP) were no great help either.
I learned many things (in technical and political sense), met nice
persons and helped to give the Wikimedia-universe some great tools,
that’s the positive side I take with me now. I’m sure that I will miss
the Toolserver and its users from time to time.
Those of you who switch to Labs I wish good luck. All of you (if retired
already or not) I like to thank for the good times and I wish you the
best for your future :-). I’m sure that I will meet some of you in the
coming years again.