OpenBSD Journal

Undeadly to be Upgraded Next Week

Contributed by rueda on from the I-like-your-old-stuff-better-than-your-new-stuff dept.

As there have been no reports of functional bugs since the last beta, and the primary goal of the work was achieved long ago, the (main) Undeadly server is to be upgraded. The upgrade, which is expected to involve downtime of no more than one hour, is scheduled for next .

Changes since the last public beta include:

  • A sprinkling of responsive web design has been added (thanks to a kind contribution).
  • Comments no longer have subjects and the comment header display is more compact.
  • In comment submission, the automatic quoting of parent comment has been removed.
  • Anonymous article submission and commenting has been enabled, provisionally. Those interested in seeing this feature maintained are encouraged to:
    • Refrain from abusing it.
    • (Log in and) Use the "Report to Editors" command on inappropriate comments. (For old, spam-ridden articles, there's no need to report more than one comment. As old articles will be closed for comments following the upgrade, the Editors intend to delete old comment spam, eventually checking all articles.)

Bikeshedding the appearance will continue on the beta site.

Update: The upgrade has been completed. Please report problems here or by emailing the editors.

(Comments are closed)


  1. By Stefan Sperling (stsp) stsp@openbsd.org on http://stsp.name

    The beta site has not favicon yet. Will this be fixed before rollout?

    1. By rueda (rueda) on http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/donations.html

      : rueda@home; curl -I -s 'https://beta.undeadly.org/favicon.ico' | egrep '^HTTP/'
      HTTP/1.1 200 OK
      : rueda@home; curl -I -s 'http://undeadly.org/favicon.ico' | egrep '^HTTP/'
      HTTP/1.1 200 OK
      

      Was about to ask "What am I missing?", but realised that you're probably referring to the current https://undeadly.org/…

      That doesn't have favicon.ico (or robots.txt, or anything "standard") because it's not a real web server (which is basically why this whole reworking effort has been required)!

  2. By Anonymous Coward (2601:186:4403:45dc:318c:212a:61ce:8eef) on

    Yea!

    Thank-you for doing this!

    1. By Anonymous Coward (24.113.18.65) on

      > Yea!
      >
      > Thank-you for doing this!

      Woo! Woo! I am still allowed to be Anonymous. Thank you for appreciating a basic ability to participate in free speech. That means I can still care about OpenBSD news.

      1. By Anonymous Coward (2001:67c:2e8:110:45fd:29e2:4960:f23c) on

        > Thank you for appreciating a basic ability to participate in free speech.

        Free speech does not equate anonymous speech.

  3. By Anonymous Coward (94.21.230.111) on

    Nice work! Do not stop...

    1. By Anonymous Coward (79.113.96.37) on

      > Nice work! Do not stop...

      What exactly is nice? I understand the eager to be HTML compatible, but the visible result is ugly. At best.

  4. By LkpPo (109.190.247.89) lkppo@free.fr on

    Please add to your CSS a rule to change the look of links on hover events. It will help to navigate.

    1. By Anonymous Coward (109.190.247.89) on

      And youn also add margin between a comment header an its body.

      1. By Anonymous Coward (82.150.62.60) on

        +1

  5. By rjc (rjc) rjc@czlonka.eu.org on

    I very much like the new look.

    A couple of suggestions regarding spacing:

    - the top menu might look a bit better if there's a gap beween the Puffy image and "Home" menu item.

    - space between the top menu, articles and the right hand side menu, seems a bit large - this is just IMVHO.

    Ta.

  6. By Anonymous Coward (85.114.5.42) on

    The "OpenBSD Journal" title is present only on the main page. Also "Search site" field jumps around after switching to any non-main page. I dunno if is done on purpose but it looks wrong to me.

  7. By Anonymous Coward (85.114.5.42) on

    The "OpenBSD Journal" title is present only on the main page. Also "Search site" field jumps around after switching to any non-main page. I dunno if is done on purpose but it looks wrong to me.

  8. By Dom (2001:388:6080:2e2:78de:9ef0:b6c6:2850) on

    The new site looks great. Thanks mate

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Copyright © - Daniel Hartmeier. All rights reserved. Articles and comments are copyright their respective authors, submission implies license to publish on this web site. Contents of the archive prior to as well as images and HTML templates were copied from the fabulous original deadly.org with Jose's and Jim's kind permission. This journal runs as CGI with httpd(8) on OpenBSD, the source code is BSD licensed. undeadly \Un*dead"ly\, a. Not subject to death; immortal. [Obs.]