Review Board has a home and a demo server!

I was stunned by the response to my post announcing Review Board. We had so much feedback and so many users signed up. Last I checked, our production server (which has so far been used as a demo/test server by others) has had over 550 registered users. Part of this was due to us being posted on reddit, which actually took down my server while I was sleeping!

Now, immediately we realized three things: 1) Sleeping is dangerous, 2) We needed a demo server, and 3) We needed a friendly home page.

I’ve been trying my best not to sleep, but that’s a ongoing project. As for the demo server, we pointed to our production server. This was, in retrospect, not the wisest of moves, as it ended up with hundreds of test comments. Not good when we’re actually using this for Review Board code reviews!

Today I addressed these problems (not the sleep part).

Behold! review-board.org is born! It provides a brief overview of the features, blog posts from David and I, and a link to our new demo server.

Now that we have a proper demo server people can play with, we’re going to start cleaning up our production server. If you have an account on there but are not working with the project, it will be removed in favor of the demo server. If you’re planning to contribute and would like us not to obliterate your account, please do let us know 🙂

A lot has been happening with Review Board lately and several features are in the works. I won’t go into detail right now, but for all those who have asked, yes, we are adding CVS support and are more than happy to accept patches and proposals for Git, Monotone, BZR, etc. support.

New Server

Well, if you’re reading this, then the move of ChipX86.com to a new server has been successful. I’ve slowly been moving sites such as galago-project.org to a new GSX VM provided by a friend and co-worker of mine. While Linode is a fine service, it has become somewhat problematic for me lately, and I’ve been wanting to get off a UML-based system.

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