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Slashdot is now running Fry (2.x)

posted by Krow on 10:11 PM August 17th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
After 18 months of work (while Bender was finished Slashdot never did use it) Slashdot is now running the new code. There are so many cool new features available and it just plain rocks for performance.
Sometime in the next couple of weeks we will release a tar ball of it for people to use. Until then, if you want to play with it, you will need to find it in CVS.
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    fp =P
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Yeah, and as of 11:47 PST Slashdot.org is down
  • by Anonymous Coward
    I setup slashcode 2.0 and I ran it for months with no trouble. it seemed stable. Why use the beta version?
  • 2.2 will scale more then 2.0 (not that the average site will have issues with 2.0). I would consider 2.2 alpha at this point, not really beta.
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  • ...has been Slashcoded.

  • by Anonymous Coward
    Yeah, so alpha that slashdot.org is still down at 5:31am PST....

    Glad I haven't upgraded from 1.0.7

  • some of these new "features" are annoying as hell(e.g. the comment ids). and just about nothing has been done to the design and layout, which would be ok if it was nice to begin with.
  • why do you say it will 'scale more'?

    I've not been keeping up with fry in CVS or anything just because it seemed like it was chaning pretty quickly. But once whatever bugs are found from load testing it on slash, then thats when I figured I'd grab the CVS and start working with it. My point is I haven't kept up on the goins on with the source, and I'm wondering what's changed internally from 2.0 -> 2.2

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  • Comment ids are set from 1.. for speed. No table locking anymore for comment creation. Now its also a much simplier index lookup.
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  • Lot of the scaling has to do with schema changes I made and just general SQL optimization. The rest with 2.2 is just new features.
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Wow, 18 months of work for this?? Perl certainly has its disadvantages.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Because slashdot has become a lot more annoying. Every time I load a new page (story, comment thread, etc), slashdot tries to set a cookie, and so an authorization popup gets in my way. I'm getting sick and tired of answering yes/no to that question. I don't think I'll be visiting slashdot quite as much as I used to.
  • I get this: Invalid form key! Invalid form key: pWgWDN9Sye !

    If anyone wants to recommend something for me to try, I'm cburley on /., and my email address can be found (and decrypted) from there. (Fortunately, I was able to save away the longish comment in a file before Netscape dropped it.)

  • by Anonymous Coward
    you must visit your family doc and get a pig fat juicy chill-pill! are you a paranoid or what?
  • OK boy's and girls... let's make things better and make sure that they actually do run on
    FreeBSD.
    ;)
    Thanx!

    PS!and is there any chance that you guys consult with some disainer...
    this thing looks so old, wrinkled an ugly .. sorry!
  • Bender ran fine on FreeBSD after hacking the Makefile, and then Cliff fixed the makefile, so, it works fine now. Except that you need to copy the slashd script to /usr/local/etc/rc.d
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    you must visit your family doc and get a pig fat juicy chill-pill! are you a paranoid or what?
    Or what. Did you know that long-distance psychoanalysis such as what you have attempted here is a sign of sexual inadequacy? I think you have some issues that you need to resolve.
  • I saw that all the time in the months before the big switcheroo, and reported it a couple of times (to apparently no avail), but haven't seen it since the /. upgrade. I assumed that it was fixed by the upgrade...

  • by Anonymous Coward
    sexual inadequacy ?!
    ...but did YOU know that long-distance psychoanalysis such as what you have attempted here is a sign of sexual inadequacy!? I sure as hell do think that YOU have some issues that you need to resolve. ;)

                   
  • Currently I am running Slashcode 2.0

    I am going to wait before upgrading to 2.2 or 2.3 or whatever until all of the new bugs have been worked out.

    There are some wierd things that are going on every once in a while

  • by Anonymous Coward
    From what I've seen in the sourceforge bugs list, they're having db Issues. It'd be nice if they could post a short paragraph telling us what's going on.
  • All of the problems today have been hardware related. I just finished moving us to a different box that we have used in the past with great success. So hopefully this will solve it.
    Trust me, I hate spending my entire day rebuilding shit....
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    uh huh, and it's working fucking great. It's down all the time, you can't login, posts are deleted, etc.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    All the "great improvements" and increased speed and oh so cool features, aren't very impressive when the whole thing has turned into a giant cluster fsck.

    It's now day eight, since the great upgrade, and still nothing works for more than 5 minutes. You get on, you think it is finally working and Bamm! It's hosed again, database crashed, re-indexing, server down, give me a break.

    If these guys knew what they were doing, they would first have tested it for more than a day(which test it failed, but that didn't seem to matter). Then after realizing that the shit doesn't work, a real IT professional would have fallen back to the working code before Monday morning but, not CmdrTaco aka dumb ass.

    If they worked for any company besides the soon to be defunked VA Linux, they would have been fired and escorted from the premises last Tuesday.