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  • Fri, 04/15/2011 - 17:48
    Koumbit, through funding from the Ministère des Services Gouvernementaux, has sponsored the release coordination of the final 1.0 release of Aegir, the main software behind our next-generation shared hosting service. As one of its founding principles, free software has always been a driving force for our project. In accordance with that principle, we make sure that the software we develop for clients, and that we base our services upon, is shared with the community. This allows us to get help from the community, but also helps everyone to setup services like the ones provides - so that people are not locked into our services, and we allow the internet to flourish in a decentralised fashion. This release comes as a turning point for Koumbit as we are about to relaunch our "software as a service" offering based on OpenAtrium and Aegir, in May 2011. Read on for a short description taken from the release notes for version 1.0.
  • Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:42
    Aegir is a very clever Drupal hosting system built using Drupal and Drush. It is divided into two parts: the frontend and the backend. The frontend is essentially just a standard Drupal site that stores its data in the database and then some drush scripts that manipulate the data. The backend (provision) is just a collection of drush scripts, and it stores its data in Aegir contexts which are essentially just arrays of data stored in text files on disk. One of the most mysterious processes in Aegir is sending data from the frontend to the backend to be stored in these contexts. Recently I cracked this mystery, and I'm going to explain how.
  • Thu, 03/31/2011 - 23:14
    Tags: aegirAegir has developed a reputation for its ability to bootstrap underneath Drupal and allow a user to rapidly provision many sites (across multiple codebases, with
  • Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:24
    Here is a summary of my activities at Drupalcon 2011 in Chicago. I mostly got involved around the aegir project, but also attended and participated in a few sessions and BOFs.
  • Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:38
    Aegir is a very clever hosting system for Drupal that sites and provisions them on various servers and does lots of clever things. One of the clever things that it has had for a while is a task queuing system. You can ask Aegir to lots of different things all in one go, and Aegir will queue them up and run them at its own pace.
  • Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:51
    Date and time:  Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 1:00pm If you come to install Aegir, please bring a computer either running Linux (ideally Debian) or with access to a Debian server. For the more adventurous type, it is also possible to install Aegir on OSX, CentOS or Solaris.
  • Mon, 02/07/2011 - 17:43
    These three tools (drush make, Aegir and Dropbox) have come together to produce a release system that means I don't have to ssh into a remote server to deploy a new version of site.
  • Mon, 12/27/2010 - 22:41
    So far in this series we have covered a potential target market and business plan, resources and infrastructure and the tools required to deliver Drupal sites with a sale price of $100 per site.
  • Sun, 12/26/2010 - 08:26
    In the previous instalment of my $100 Drupal site series I covered resources and infrastructure. In this post I will be covering the development tools I think you need in order to build and sell Drupal sites at the $100 price point. Given that Drupal 7 is close to release, it is assumed that the sites will be built using D7.
  • Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:22