Our server in Canada was fine-tuned for the database to allow more connections and use larger buffers. The connection timeout was also reduced to a value of 60 seconds and multiple indexes were added to our database schema. This should make the forums and community website more reliable than before and prevent them from going down as they did recently. The performance should be relatively the same, but any query taking longer than 60 seconds will now be dropped with a timeout.We appreciate the feedback. If you experience any problems with the community website and forums in the upcoming days, please do let us know.
On an unrelated note, I’ve been invited to talk on the Linux Link Tech Show tonight. I really enjoyed it the last time around but I’m always a little nervous when it comes to being on a podcast, especially as this one is Live. It’s a great opportunity to chat about Linux and Linux Mint in particular though, so if you’re around at 8:30pm EST, don’t hesitate to tune in. Then it’s up to you really if you want to cheer me up or throw really hard questions at me. Coming up next, late 2010-early 2011, I’ll also be talking on mintCast and FLOSS Weekly. Here’s the live streaming and IRC information for tonight’s show: http://www.tllts.org/livestreaminfo.php