[HOT] Check the new hot site!

Felix Delattre maps at delattre.de
Thu Dec 12 01:49:33 UTC 2013

On 12/10/2013 10:35 PM, Dražen Odobašić wrote:
> On 09.12.2013 19:00, Felix Delattre wrote:
>> Dear HOT:
>> I think this is my first post to this list, so I should introduce
>> myself:  I'm Felix from Germany living in Nicaragua for some years now. 
>> I came to HOT as I was invited to speak at SOTM-US in San Francisco
>> about our Managua (Nicaragua's capital) mapping effort on transit
>> mapping [1]. I attended the BoF on HOT during the conference and Mikel
>> asked me to help out with the HOT website, as I'm a Drupal developer for
>> work. You are invited to check my website [2] or drupal.org profile [3]
>> for more information about my person.
>> Lately, I have been working together with Clara on the migration of the
>> Drupal 7 port and would like to get things pushed forward. But please
>> let me explain my motivation for that:
>> IMHO the website is as good as it the actual live site, or even a bit
>> better, although there are some open issues. We have not getting
>> reported mayor concerns so far for the Drupal 7 port. But we have a
>> somehow a little annoying situation: We already migrated content and
>> everything from the old site to the new Drupal 7 version. So any new
>> content and comments  have to be added manually now to the new website
>> (or we would need an automatic workflow which would be quite a lot of
>> work). Therefore I spent several hours on migrating newer content and
>> comments form the old site, added after the migration work started and I
>> would rather prefer to spend work into improving the website and fixing
>> bugs, than manual content migration.
>> So I would like to ask you to check the new website [4], report problems
>> to our issue queue [5] And give Draz(en and the website team (Clara and
>> myself) a thumbs up, so we can migrate anytime soon, please.
>> Thank you and have an excellent week.
>> Felix
>> [1]
>> http://stateofthemap.us/sunday.html#schedule/sunday/community-mapping-in-nicaragua
>> [2] http://felix.delattre.de
>> [3] https://drupal.org/user/359937
>> [4] http://www.dev.hotosm.org
>> [5] https://github.com/hotosm/hotosm/issues?state=open
> Hi all,
> there are no reasons to hold back the switch, so let's do this in the next
> couple of days. Kate already notified the maintainer of openstreetmap.org DNS
> that we are going to change the IP address. Once the DNS is changed, it will
> fully propagate within 24h. So during those 24h we will have to run both sites
> in read-only mode to keep everything in sync.
> Are there any other issues that we need to resolve before the switch, like,
> email issue - https://github.com/hotosm/hotosm/issues/28 ?
> I've noticed that google analytics is missing from the www.dev site...
> Other then that, I've already added aliases for 'hot.openstreetmap.org' and
> 'hot.osm.org' (which has been activated
> https://github.com/hotosm/hotosm/issues/26) to the web server, and they should
> just work. However I'm not sure if you need to change some aliases on the web site?
> Dražen

Hi Dražen,

great news! If there is anything I could help you, as well configuring
the server etc. Please don't hesitate to ping me in IRC (my nick is
xamanu). I would love to see the new website going online within the
next days.


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