[ros-users] request for help: mirroring and better wiki exporting

Benjamin Cohen bencohen2 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 00:54:20 UTC 2011

Brian & Felix,

How much traffic can be expected from a mirror when ros.org is working
correctly and when it's not?  I would be interested to know how much
bandwidth is expected to be used by a mirror server per month?  If it's not
too much I'll see about setting one up at penn.

-- ben

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> hi,
> With the recent disk crash and then blackout at Willow, we've all
> experienced the pain of not being able to access the wiki.  Hopefully
> it'll be a while before the next outage, but it will surely come, for
> one reason or another.
> So, two requests for help:
> (1) It would be nice to have another couple of mirrors of the wiki.
> Felix Endres maintains one at Freiburg
> (http://ros.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/roswiki/), and he documented
> his process for setting it up
> (http://answers.ros.org/question/977/create-a-rosorg-wiki-mirror).
> Any volunteers for hosting more mirrors?  Two in North America (east
> coast and west coast), and one in Asia ought to do it.
> (2) The wiki export system is primitive, to say the least.  This
> ticket describes some important missing features, and includes the
> script that we're using to do the export:
> https://code.ros.org/trac/ros/ticket/3281.  Any volunteers to work on
> improving the export system?  E.g., we might be able to use Moin's own
> synchronization system (I wasn't able to make it work, but I'm sure
> that somebody can).  And there's probably a way to dump the whole
> thing into a PDF, which some people might prefer for offline viewing.
>        thanks,
>        brian.
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