July 2015 Archives

SourceForge failure

  • Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

SourceForge suffered a serious failure last week, apparently taking out everything apart from a static page saying:

The sourceforge.net website is temporarily in static offline mode.
Only a very limited set of project pages are available until the main website returns to service.

Thankfully, as you can now see, SourceForge is getting back to normal, including the Functy pages, although sadly the repository it still down.

The experience has demonstrated just how integrated things have become. The first I noticed of the outage was when I couldn’t update from the Functy SVN server. Soon after Launchpad started complaining about failed code imports (I use Launchpad to create nightly builds which are then added to a PPA). Soon after IFTTT started getting brumpy as well. It seems I live in a world where computers are far more interested in the software I’m involved with than any humans! That’s okay: I’m not choosy about where I get my interest from!

Existential realisations aside, I’m pleased SourceForge is moving back to normality and wish the team well in their efforts to sort everything out. As a real human, it highlighted just how much I rely on their services.