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#1 John Woods

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Posted Jan 19 2020 - 07:30 AM

Sorry for what is now short notice.

GPLLINKS.ORG editing dialogue that provides for easy editing of links was created too many years ago in Python 2, a language that has or will soon lose security support, so the site itself is or will become a risk to any server on which it is located.

Therefore, very soon no ISP hosting service will allow it on their servers unless held "in a bubble" with no functional features allowing for adding new or editing current links.

It will quickly fade away as over time more and more links will not work.

The only solutions are to 1), find someone capable of writing new code, probably in Python 3, to replace the editing dialogue with the same access and functionality, or 2), start from scratch and build an entirely new page with new structure and if possible some kind of password protected not-FTP remote-access editing functionality.

Anyone know how to do that?
Anyone know anyone?
Have a better idea?

Send me a PM?


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#2 Bo Bruce

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Posted Jan 19 2020 - 12:03 PM

not sure what his programming skills are ... but Lou Magyar would be someone i'd contact (i will)

#3 ljmagyar

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Posted Jan 19 2020 - 05:31 PM

John, the host that I use for AutoSimSport - and all related mirrors - uses Python 2.5.  I'm not sure how far different they are, but these guys don't want anyone risking their servers.

If you want to migrate to my server, we can transfer the domain name and all the background software...

You could also just point to me with your domain host if you want to keep control over GPLLINKS.ORG

Let me know.

#4 John Woods

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Posted Jan 20 2020 - 06:19 AM

Hi Lou!
Good morning!

Look for PM soon.
Thanks.


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#5 Stefan Roess

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Posted Jan 21 2020 - 03:05 AM

Thx guys for taking care of it!

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Posted Jan 21 2020 - 08:57 AM

Yes, many thanks for catching this and stepping up to take the necessary steps!!

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Posted Jan 21 2020 - 12:05 PM

No progress without change.
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