[Pdns-users] Move to GitHub + new blog

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Thu May 2 09:39:41 UTC 2013

Hi everybody,

Today we'd like to announce two things: the launch of http://blog.powerdns.com and
the completion of our move to GitHub. The blog is a continuation of our
previous personal blogs, and will feature exclusively PowerDNS, DNS and
closely related material.

This post, with more clickable links, is also available on the blog:

Secondly, after a serious amount of work, we’ve completed the move to
GitHub.  We have successfully migrated all tickets, branches, tags, commits,
attachments and patches from our old Subversion and Trac servers.  This
careful move allows us to continue to benefit from the 10+ years of
development history.

So, what does this mean? GitHub is about Social Coding and taking away all
friction between actual development and integration in the main product.  As
we had been running a GitHub bridge for the past few months already, we knew
the potential was great, but the initial results have been stunning

If you are a developer, or into DevOps, you can now easily fix your bug and
submit your fix as a pull request.  Even better, simply doing so triggers a
Continuous Integration test of your work so that by the time we look at your
contribution, it comes attached with a small notice that it passed our
regression testing (via Travis).  This makes it very easy for us to press
the ‘Merge’ button.

In just a few days, several important contributions have already made it
into the mainline PowerDNS source this way.

There are several other ways of engaging with the PowerDNS community, and
we’d like to reiterate them here:

 * GitHub has our issues & our code. This is the place to report problems you
   want solved and to share your contributions. See

 * Mailing lists. Our mailing lists have over a thousand members, and are a
   great place to ask questions, voice suggestions or discuss your issues. 

 * IRC channel. This is a realtime instant messaging environment where over
   a hundred active PowerDNS users hang out.  This is a very good place to
   discuss ‘work in progress’ or get quick feedback.  More information can
   be found on https://www.powerdns.com/opensource.html (last bullet in the first list).

 * For a low-bandwidth stream of high quality information, please follow our
   tweets, @PowerDNS.

 * The newly launched PowerDNS blog on http://blog.powerdns.com/

 * Snapshot builds. Each commit leads to the automatic generation of
   packages for a variety of operating systems and architectures.  By
   testing your issue against such a snapshot, your bug report becomes a lot
   stronger (‘not fixed even in the latest snapshot’).  Find them through
   our Jenkins instance on https://autotest.powerdns.com/

 * Looking for a job? Looking for a PowerDNS expert? Look no further than
   our LinkedIn Group on http://www.linkedin.com/groups/PowerDNS-2083262?gid=2083262&trk=hb_side_g


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