[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Website page error

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 07:47:31 PST 2013


Don't worry, it was not taken as a complaint.  All too many times I have
found that nobody reported a problem because they assumed that somebody else
did, so thanks for taking the time to do so.  

There is an excellent team working the problem.  Fortunately, a major
upgrade was being developed, with the intent of having it ready for a
cutover with no interruption of service.  Unfortunately the security breach
forced taking down the old system on short notice.



-----Original Message-----
From: Gus [mailto:8p6sm at anjo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:16 AM
Cc: Alan; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Website page error


I knew the site was experiencing difficulties.  I was not aware of the 
nature or extent of these difficulties.  My post was not in the nature 
of a complaint.  I was just drawing attention to an error which I 
thought /might/ have gone so far unnoticed.

Good luck to the development team -- I look forward to the new and 
enhanced site.


On 02/26/2013 09:38 AM, Alan wrote:
> Gus,
> Most (all?) pages which at one time linked to other data bases are broken
> this way.  There is, behind the scenes, a major effort to migrate to a new
> platform, and this is certainly an important function which will be there.
> Judging by the calls and emails to the AMSAT office, this feature is
> probably the one most people miss.  It will take more time to do this, but
> the results will be a more modern, capable, and maintainable web site.  We
> regret the delay and inconvenience.
> 73s,
> Alan
> AMSAT-NA Board Member
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Gus
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:20 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Website page error
> I know that there have been issues with the website recently, but this
>       http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/predict/
> gives an error: *** Database Error - sql - InitDB line 14
> Especially with new launches, this page is a useful resource.

73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

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