Hi SignWriting List,

I hope everyone is staying safe.  2020 is going to be interesting for SignWriting, especially for the websites.

These websites are currently hosted together on a server funded through Patreon.  I personally administer and manage the server.  Over the years, these websites have grown and become complicated and intertwined.  The current server is reaching its end of life and needs to be rebuilt.

I have started the new server build.  It is up and running Cent OS 8.  This week, I hope to complete the configuration and transfer over the simple static sites like SignWriting.org, DanceWriting.org, MovementWriting.org, ...

After the simple sites are moved over, the more complicated PHP sites will be transferred.  SignPuddle Online and the PDF printing will be the most difficult.

The new server will be optimized for better performance. I'm hoping to move the sites without too much modification, but it's possible that SignPuddle 2 will need to be optimized first.  If that happens, I'll open source the code and put it on GitHub.  I should probably do that anyway.

I will keep the list posted about when sites are moving and possible down time.  If you depend on any of the sites, their function, their data, or specific links, please let me know so that I add your requirements to the transition.  It's possible that some links may change and some functionality may be dropped on SignBank.org, SignPuddle.net, and SignPuddle.com.


PS - If you find any of the websites valuable, consider joining our Patreon campaign.

We are over half-way to our 2020 fundraising goals for the server rebuild and future growth.


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