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#1 ginetto

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Posted Dec 31 2018 - 10:09 AM

From Uwe:

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Hi folks,

my name is Uwe Schuerkamp, some may remember me from the bygone days of gplrank v1 which I wrote in Perl originally and hosted on a tiny Uni machine for a while back in 90s.

For a long time, GPLRank has been hosted on Brian Wong's ("blw") Solaris server in the US, following a major rewrite in php 5.x by Ed Hut and others.

As Brian will be retiring his Solaris box soon we're looking for volunteers who'd like to help with migrating GPLRank to a new server (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) kindly provided by Dave Stanley of NRTservers.com (the VM is already providing the GPL community with  iGOR match making services thanks to the help of Lou Magyar and Christoph Frick).

We've run into a few issues with the php code and sadly, the original authors are unable to help at this point in time. I'd also like to migrate GPLRank to a supported php version so we'll be able to enjoy upgrades to the language (current DB backend is MariaDB 10.x).

While I'm fine with the admin side of things my php-fu is rather limited so any help would be welcome.

So if you're versed in PHP, & MySQL on a LAMP setup and would like to help to keep GPLRank alive, please get in touch via email at uweDOTschuerkampATgmailDOTcom so we can sort out the details.

Happy new year & all the best,

Uwe

You can also PM me here at SRMZ and I will forward the message to Uwe.
Thank you to anyone who willl help out! :wave:

#2 Pedro

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Posted Jan 10 2019 - 02:45 PM

Is there any news Ginetto?

Has someone offert to help, is there help on the way?

I would find it terrible if the website would no longer existed.
Pure self-interest, of course, but still.
if I were capable enough I would have helped, unfortunately I am not.

#3 ginetto

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 05:18 AM

For sure Bernd Nowak is helping out; I don't know anything else. :)

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 06:25 AM

I am not an expert but might help with php/sql.

#5 Bernd Nowak

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 09:56 AM

I hope to finish the transition to php 7.2 and actual mariadb this weekend. At work I have done today with a php/pgsql site and it worked out of the box. One setting in php.ini for charset was the only adjustment. With mysql/mariadb and php it's a lot of work. As I said, I hope to have it ready on this weekend. Thanks a lot for the offers!

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 10:22 AM

Great! Thanks for the work, Bernd!

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 12:10 PM

Great Bernd! Thanks a lot. :)

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Posted Jan 11 2019 - 04:39 PM

Thanks!

Thats a big releave :up:

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Posted Jan 12 2019 - 08:13 AM

Thanks Bernd!!

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Posted Jan 12 2019 - 09:01 AM

Thanks a lot, Bernd

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Posted Jan 12 2019 - 03:42 PM

Thanks for the update Bernd. Good luck with the work. :thumbup:

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Posted Mar 04 2019 - 01:58 PM

Sorry for the now long delay but it was and is a lot more work then we thought :D But we covered a lot and most what I could test seems to work. We need to check some more functions but there's no reason why we will not finish this because most seems to work. We have covered most of the functionality and we just need to find what we missed testing and fix it.

As I said: Sorry for the delay and thanks from all for your patience :thumbup:

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Posted Mar 04 2019 - 05:22 PM

Thanks Bernd!!

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Posted Mar 04 2019 - 06:46 PM

Thanks Bernd!!!

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Posted Mar 04 2019 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for the update Bernd! Absolutely no reason to apologize. Your work is always greatly appreciated. GPL Rank is very important to this community and I knew if you were working on it it was in good hands. I wish I had even a tiny fraction of the skills you contribute to our enjoyment of this sim.

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Posted Mar 05 2019 - 12:33 PM

View Postrobwmack, on Mar 04 2019 - 09:31 PM, said:

Thanks for the update Bernd! Absolutely no reason to apologize. Your work is always greatly appreciated. GPL Rank is very important to this community and I knew if you were working on it it was in good hands. I wish I had even a tiny fraction of the skills you contribute to our enjoyment of this sim.

Totally agree with that, Thanks Bernd!

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Posted Mar 26 2019 - 07:42 AM

Thank You Mr Nowak

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Posted Mar 31 2019 - 05:15 PM

View PostBernd Nowak, on Mar 04 2019 - 01:58 PM, said:

As I said: Sorry for the delay and thanks from all for your patience :thumbup:

You gotta be kidding man. Not to mention the installers, your help is really appreciated by the community and we are in eternal debt, for your and others work that makes GPL what it is

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Posted May 31 2019 - 07:34 PM

If you need a hand, give me a shout.
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Posted Jun 02 2019 - 04:10 PM

Bernd,

You can count on me for whatever I can do to help. I know nothing about programming, but I can test under your supervision anything that is needed.




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