Daily Archives: March 13, 2009

Xfce Buildbot Server – Call for Donations

We've talked about the possibility of an Xfce Buildbot server for a while now. Samuel Verstraete, a fellow Lunar Linux developer, and Thomas Dupas have offered to donate a server for that. The University of Stockholm has kindly accepted to house it. The main Lunar Linux/Foo Projects server is already located there and we've made very positive experiences with them in the past.

But right now the server is still in Belgium. Samuel has calculated that 87 EUR are needed for UPS shipment. The server currently has 2 GB of RAM which is not much considering that we're planning to run several virtual machines on it. So if we could gather 40 EUR for an another 4 GB of RAM that would be great! In addition its worth thinking about adding another CPU. The machine has two sockets of which only one is being used right now. That would add another 40 EUR.

So, all in all we're in need of 130-170 EUR here. This is why we'd be very happy if you people could help us out here.

Every donator will be personally mentioned on this weblog (and thus on blog.xfce.org) and on our mailing lists. Due to the lack an official PayPal account for Xfce, donations can be send to my account: info@sten-net.de.

A start has already been made by these people:

  • Michael Marending (who donated to Thunar a while a go)
  • Enrico Tröger
  • Colin Leroy
  • Michele Renda
  • Madcap
  • Harold Aling
  • Christoph Borsbach
  • Nick Schermer
  • Jim Campbell
  • Jean Philippe Neumann
  • Brian J. Tarricone
  • Maximilan Schleiss
  • Fedora
  • Alexander Zolotko

Current Status: 485/170 EUR

We'll post a final update in a few days, when the missing hardware has arrived at Samuel's place.

Thanks to everyone for making this happen so fast!