[PySide] Web site transfer

Srini Kommoori vasure at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 19:30:46 CEST 2012

I would like to propose S3/github for website hosting. It is pretty easy to
setup and we can automate to push the code/html pages very easily.

Here is my preferred service list:
S3/github for all static pages.
Blog - Blogger/Tumblr with multi user submits.
Wiki -  [No change] Seems like already integrated with Qt main site.
Code - [No change] gitorious

I can help and sponsor for the expenses(if any) related to the migration.


On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Erik Janssens
<Erik.Janssens at conceptive.be>wrote:

> Hello,
> We have a professional Weebly account,
> (http://www.weebly.com/) and can offer a site account for
> this purpose.
> A Weebly site can host web pages + images + forms.  But it's
> not suited to offer source or binary packages for download.
> The downside of using Weebly is that the site should be rebuild
> from scratch, something I estimate to be a couple of hours work
> for someone experienced with CSS, html.
> The upside being that it's very easy to maintain.
> Just let me know if this would be interesting...
> Cheers,
> Erik
> On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 14:45 +0300, Matti Airas wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > There's one final thing in the PySide migration to Qt add-on: the
> > website. I've been trying to have the migration arranged, but progress
> > has been very slow. Also, May 3 is my last work-day at Nokia, so that
> > complicates things further.
> >
> > PySide is currently hosted at a Virtual Machine provided by Nokia IT,
> > which has made it easy because there have not been any fees or bandwidth
> > quotas (and the connectivity has been quite excellent). Unfortunately,
> > that VM is leased only until end of June, so arrangements need to be
> > made pretty soon.
> >
> > Unfortunately, Qt Project is unwilling to provide a virtual machine for
> > PySide, and therefore a direct migration of the VM is not feasible. They
> > have proposed that they can host the static content (binaries,
> > documentation & doc packages) which account for vast majority of the
> > traffic anyway. Then, the current WordPress site contents (which isn't
> > much any longer, anyway) could be moved to the wiki, with a possibility
> > to have a static landing page as the home page. The news blog would then
> > need to be migrated to any free 3rd-party blogging platform such as
> > wordpress.com. This is probably doable and something that the project
> > could live with, but it does require additional effort and decrease the
> > level of service somewhat, both for the administrators (no access to WP
> > authoring tools) and for the end-users (URLs for binaries and docs
> > change, blog aggregation needs to be updated). In the long term, this
> > would be the approach requiring the least amount of maintenance.
> >
> > Another alternative which could be feasible is to have a VM elsewhere
> > and Qt Project would just point the DNS there. The VM requirements are
> > not huge: the current VM is a single-core one Xeon 2.5 GHz with 2 GB of
> > allocated memory and 40 GB of disk space. However, the site generates
> > quite some traffic - in April, 120 GB, and the number has been
> > increasing at a steady pace. Also, having a separate VM would require a
> > dedicated admin who would be willing to maintain the VM, take backups,
> etc.
> >
> > I would like to hear your opinions on this one. In the first option, the
> > up front work and changes would be bigger but the long-term effort
> > lower, and no external costs would be incurred. In the latter option,
> > the migration would be less painful but having the VM would require more
> > maintenance in the future, and recurring payments would occur.
> >
> > Also, I'd like to call for volunteers to help with the migration and the
> > future maintenance. As said, my work obligation at Nokia is ending and
> > while I'm not vanishing altogether, it'd be helpful if someone else
> > could take the lead. Srini, you volunteered for the webmaster and
> > wikimaster duties in February - although this might not be what you had
> > in mind, would you still be interested?
> >
> > Also, if a separate VM is desired, a sponsor is needed for that. I
> > wonder if any companies would be interested in providing that, for a
> > modest logo or banner visibility on the web site? A basic 3rd-party VM
> > with that amount of traffic would cost some 40-50 EUR/USD a month. Not a
> > huge sum, but I wouldn't feel happy paying it out of my own pocket,
> > especially with the steadily increasing traffic.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Matti Airas
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