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From mpav@purdue.edu Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:08:59 -0500 (EST)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:08:59 -0500 (EST)
From: Matthew R. Pavlovich mpav@purdue.edu
Subject: [Livid-dev] Major Project Updates. [also re: mpav cvs]

Aaron's last post forces me to make this announcement a little
prematurely, but I guess that is ok.

I have been spending the good part of the last month getting things setup
for a new site, and I am happy to announce that we now have a new domain
and project layout. The web site is almost done. Please comment!

http://www.linuxvideo.org

I have also been talking to several of the other project leaders of video
related linux projects. Our goal here is to have a central location for
video related linux projects, and pool resources. I think the best
example of this was when Stea joined the DVD efforts. 

The machine is a dual Celeron and there is a backup schedule. The layout
of the web site will start off as mainly a host for the DVD project and
links to the other Linux video projects. Hopefully I will be able to
convince the other projects that the new setup will suit their needs.
CVS/ftp/web/mail and virtually any other service can be provided. CVS
and the mailing lists will be moved. (Shorter addresses, finally.)
Several new mailing lists will be created, in an effort to ease the load
on livid-dev. So far I have loose commitments from the matroxvideo team,
GATOS and Loki's software MPEG player, and of course the DVD efforts. 

livid-dvd, livid-user, livid-mga, livid-announce, livid-web, and others..
(I will probably drop the livid- prefixes, since we have the
domain that gives a good enough description.)

I want to stress that this effort is solely to provide a one stop shop for
users and developers. (No one is going to try to assimilate anything.)

I have released my commitments in several other projects and am going to
focus my efforts administrating LiViD. (Stea, I can handle the paperwork
to free you up, and could you post that list of ppl and projects?)

Regards,

Matthew R. Pavlovich

From mpav@purdue.edu Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:22:58 -0500 (EST)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:22:58 -0500 (EST)
From: Matthew R. Pavlovich mpav@purdue.edu
Subject: [Livid-dev] Major Project Updates. [also re: mpav cvs]

> http://www.linuxvideo.org

I forgot to mention that it is in Germany.  There are plans to setup
mirrors, just need some volunteers.  And a big thanks go out to Andreas
and aeneas for hosting and doing most of the web page work.

> I have released my commitments in several other projects and am going to
> focus my efforts administrating LiViD. 

I realized I wasn't Alan Cox.  In addition to running the day to day
stuff, I  will also be recruiting developers, web designers and
documentation writers.  I am now the Matrox Contact for the GLX team, and
hope to get some more video documentation from the fruits of that work.

 Matthew R. Pavlovich

From aholtzma@ess4.engr.UVic.CA Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:25:52 -0800
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:25:52 -0800
From: Aaron Holtzman aholtzma@ess4.engr.UVic.CA
Subject: [Livid-dev] Major Project Updates. [also re: mpav cvs]

It would seem that Matthew R. Pavlovich (mpav@purdue.edu) said:
> I have been spending the good part of the last month getting things setup
> for a new site, and I am happy to announce that we now have a new domain
> and project layout.  The web site is almost done.  Please comment!
> 
> http://www.linuxvideo.org
> 
Looks good.

> The machine is a dual Celeron and there is a backup schedule.  The layout
*snip*
> on livid-dev.  So far I have loose commitments from the matroxvideo team,
> GATOS and Loki's software MPEG player, and of course the DVD efforts. 

As long as it has ssh access and reasonable backups, I'm happy. What's
the connectivity look like? I can forsee the machine getting
melted by an over-enthusiastic slashdot news item two months
down the road though :)
 
Thanks to the convergence guys for hooking us up with the machine
and a net connection!

cheers,
aaron

From andreas@andreas.org 15 Dec 1999 00:45:32 -0500
Date: 15 Dec 1999 00:45:32 -0500
From: Andreas Bogk andreas@andreas.org
Subject: [Livid-dev] Major Project Updates. [also re: mpav cvs]

Aaron Holtzman < aholtzma@ess4.engr.UVic.CA> writes:

> > http://www.linuxvideo.org
> As long as it has ssh access and reasonable backups, I'm happy. What's
> the connectivity look like? I can forsee the machine getting

At the moment an E1 line (the European equivalent of a T1, with 2
Mbit/sec bandwidth) to the upstream ISP, who is connected via an 34
Mbit/sec ATM line to the DE-CIX, the central German Internet exchange. 

I don't think the load on the machine will be a problem, although I'll
have to look into zope a little more, it seems like a resource
hog. More RAM will definitely be needed, we will upgrade.

> melted by an over-enthusiastic slashdot news item two months
> down the road though :)

We resisted one or two slashdot attacks with lesser hardware, neither
the connectivity nor the system load was a problem.

This might change when we start to distribute 10-odd megabyte
tarballs, but we can always move the server to the ISP when the need
arises.

Andreas

-- 
"We should be willing to look at the source code we produce not as the
end product of a more interesting process, but as an artifact in its
own right. It should look good stuck up on the wall."
 -- http://www.ftech.net/~honeyg/progstone/progstone.html