Planet Mozilla gets a much needed upgrade

December 20th, 2007 by reed

After listening to multiple complaints from stuart and LpSolit about Planet Mozilla messing up the titles of their posts, I finally filed a bug to get the cron job that creates the planet page and feed moved to a box that has Python 2.5.x installed.

What does this mean? Well, I’ve been stuck with using Python 2.4 for a while, and since Sam Ruby‘s Planet Venus doesn’t seem to work well with older Python versions anymore, I couldn’t upgrade Planet Mozilla’s code until the code could be run under Python 2.5. Thanks to justdave, the backend code for Planet Mozilla has been successfully moved earlier tonight with little downtime (you didn’t even notice, I bet!) to a server with Python 2.5. I’ve also upgraded it to the latest code from the Planet Venus repository, and everything seems to be working well.

I haven’t looked into any new features that could possibly be added, so this was mostly just a bug fix upgrade, but I will be checking to see if there’s anything new we could do. If anybody knows of something we could do to improve Planet Mozilla, please let me know. If anybody sees anything odd or wrong with Planet Mozilla after this upgrade, please file a bug, and I’ll do my best to fix the issue asap. :)

Thanks again to justdave for the help with the upgrade!

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