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Need to find new domain hosting for my website. [Feb. 7th, 2011|02:13 am]
Rob Landley
Anybody have any particular opinions about web hosts? I've been meaning to move landley.net for years, but now it's become an issue (it's down until I find new hosting).

I have the contents backed up (um, 14 gigabytes, 11 gigs of which I could ditch fairly easily, it's a directory on my laptop which I was updating via rsync) but I need a hosting service to put it on. I've looked at a few, but dunno how to choose between them.

I'm thinking hostgator.com on the theory they have billboards all around Austin with the text "Know Linux? We're Hiring", which strikes me as a vaguely good sign. But I dunno a thing about them as a hosting company other than that. (It looks like everything except serving mercurial is pretty easy to do. All the rest is static content...)


[User Picture]From: nancylebov
2011-02-07 01:25 pm (UTC)
WebHostingTalk is a good place to check such things.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-02-07 06:05 pm (UTC)

google code

have you considered using code.google.com
- maybe even a separate site for toybox, aboriginal ...
Its limited to hg and svn but you can use git via git-svn:
and now you can do quick edits directly by the web interface
(nice for typos)
There is also a fairly decent bug tracker, wiki and file section,
but more importantly it is easily navigable
(unlike the eyesore that is launchpad)
On the downside - no rsync or even regular ftp uploads,
but ibiblio is good for that sort of thing.
I have tried several (sourceforge, github, launchpad ...)
but google currently has the best (read simplest) product
...aside from the upload issue.

I plan on using it for my next project called bashbox (no binary files needed so the upload deal is not an issue) - its just a collection of scripts that are implemented as functions and able to be called similar to busybox (via symlink params or with bashbox function params) I think a couple of your scripts may have even inspired some of the functions ...mkinitramfs maybe?? probably others

here are a couple of quick small examples that may be useful for your aboriginal builds to test sound (not just pc speaker) using only busybox cat

playwav() { #play wav file(s)
cat $@ >/dev/dsp

playau() { #play au file(s)
cat $@ >/dev/audio
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[User Picture]From: landley
2011-02-07 07:14 pm (UTC)

Re: google code

I had a recent post titled "google code is useless":


Although my complaints were all about their UI, not their infrastructure.

Aboriginal's repo is mercurial, so "doesn't do git" is no downside for me. (There's kernel.org if I needed that.)

However, @mirell pointed me at dreamhost which he's been happy with for years and which impactlinux.com used to be on (just didn't have its' own thingy), so... Just signed up for their free trial but I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with it and staying there. Last time we had mercurial running on impactlinux, so there should be a way to do it here...

I haven't actually enabled sound or graphics in the aboriginal kernels. It would be a fun thing to try, but keep in mind my design produces a build environment and no more. (I could do hw- builds targeting qemu with more features enabled, though...)
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-02-08 01:15 am (UTC)



I guess maybe you already know this, but the "menu bar on the left" hasnt been visible on landley.net for a month or two.
(luckily i remember the /notes.html in my head anyway)

//Gustav "digix" Lidberg
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[User Picture]From: landley
2011-02-08 06:58 am (UTC)
It's working on the new site. http://landley.net/aboriginal
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