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Re: Linuxgames update

	Good to have you back, Christian. I didn't want to do this without hearing
from you, but I had no address for you.
At 11:25 AM 8/30/99 +0200, you wrote:
>Changing servers is a very drastic step. And I also don't like
>changing from an open, educational institution to a commercial entity
>(we had that discussion already in the thread about our own domain
>name). Please let's first see if we can resolve the problems with sunsite.
>Aside from the recent responsiveness problems they provide really
>*excellent* hosting, and they always tried to be helpful.

	Well, I can list a couple of cons with sunsite and by listing them, I do
not mean to imply that they aren't helpful. They might have a team, but
they split duties. This caused one major delay when Soren (MySQL guy)
wasn't around for a long time (a month) so that nothing could be done until
we heard back from him. (Happened last week.)

	As it is, I still cannot log into MySQL. I was once able, but somehow I
cannot anymore. Might have to do with their changeover and some other
problems they've been having.

	I'm just trying to get the site up to "The Next Level" because so many
good suggestions come in that I cannot realize until we have the database
connection up. It is getting rather frustrating.

>I'll send them a mail now, asking what we can honestly expect in terms of
>responsiveness. Please let's wait until we know more here.

	I haven't started changing anything! :)

	I have done the same and not received many replies. When they do reply,
they are usually good about answers, but soemtimes it seems like emails
just get lost in a pile somewhere...

>>	Steve once offered www.woodsoup.com as a posible location and so I have
>>contacted them for information which I haven't received back yet. It looks
>                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Er, responsiveness problem ?? ;)

	No. To be fair, I emailed woodsoup and emailed linuxgames shortly
thereafter (same day). So, it's not like I gave woodsoup much time. I was
simply informing others that I have at least communicated to more than one
site! :)

>>offered to host us. In case you haven't been there, they are a site much
>>like ours. They do tend to focus more on the Win platform and DirectX, but
>>their goals are similar to ours in that they seek to educate a developer
>>community. They have many interesting, general-use articles. They are
>>looking for more linux on their site; apparently they get asked for some by
>*If* we change to another host, one featuring other gamedev things would be
>preferable, yes.

	I think the gamedev domain would be beneficial to us in helping put to
rest the issue of a logical domain name, if anything.

Paul Tiseo