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ViewVC HEAD 2006-03-06 pipe unzombie patch

SourceForge.net Service Operations Group (SOG) maintains this umbrella project for the public release of Open Source software we produce; mainly patches and add-ons related to OSS used to drive SourceForge.net.

On 2006-03-06 the SF.net SOG team sent a patch upstream to the ViewVC author/maintainer to better handle 'enscript' child processes, which were previously becoming zombie processes when running ViewVC as a FastCGI application.... read more

Posted by Jacob Moorman 2006-03-09

Testing of lighttpd ticket #535

In the course of testing the lighttpd web server software for SourceForge.net, we encountered a defect in the handling of fastcgi backend disable/re-enable events, submitted as ticket #535.

This defect has had some impact on the reliability of part of our service offering, so upon detection we deployed a workaround: some babysitting code to watch the internal statistics of the lighttpd server (a feature of lighttpd's mod_status) for disabled=1 instances, and restart lighttpd.... read more

Posted by Jacob Moorman 2006-03-09

SVN::Notify max diff length support

SourceForge.net Service Operations Group (SOG) maintains this umbrella project for the public release of Open Source software we produce; mainly patches and add-ons related to OSS used to drive SourceForge.net.

On 2006-03-03 the SF.net SOG team released a patch to SVN::Notify that adds a maximum diff length option to the SVN::Notify libary. This allows for truncation of long diffs that otherwise would be output in their entirety from svnnotify, or anything that might use the SVN::Notify perl library. ... read more

Posted by David Burley 2006-03-03

SVN::Notify header/footer support

SourceForge.net Service Operations Group (SOG) maintains this umbrella project for the public release of Open Source software we produce; mainly patches and add-ons related to OSS used to drive SourceForge.net.

On 2006-02-22 the SF.net SOG team released a patch to SVN::Notify that adds header and footer text support to the library. This allows for arbitrary text to be added before or after the body of a message created by the svnnotify SVN hook script, or anything that might use the SVN::Notify perl library.... read more

Posted by David Burley 2006-02-22