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April ECTC Status Report

apr-ectc-status by Randall Severy <>

April was a month of transition in the Electronic Communications Technical Committee, as preparations got underway for moving the Artemis Project web site to a new server. The new server, purchased by CyberTeams, will host a dozen domains for organizations affiliated with the Artemis Project. The new server will allow us to set up new features on the web site that were not available on the old server. The move will also resolve the disk quota and mailing list problems that have been occuring recently on

The pending server move put a temporary halt on migrating ASI mailing lists into Team Director, since the process will be a lot easier on the new server. And towards the end of April ongoing additions to the web site exceeded the disk quota available for our account on the web server, stopping those updates until after the server move is completed.

The ECTC membership remained unchanged in April. You can find the complete ECTC membership listing at . As always, there is still a lot of room for new volunteers for ECTC tasks. If you would like to join the ECTC and help with any of those tasks, you can use the form on the ECTC task list page at .

Here is the latest status information from the individual work areas within the ECTC:

Membership Support

Eight ASI members signed up for Team Director accounts in April. Several more ASI committees began preparations for migrating their mailing lists into Team Director, but the actual migration won't take place until after the server move is complete.

Help Desk

Nanci's sister, Dawna, continued manning the Communications and Information Center in Nanci's absence.

Electronic Mailing Lists

Bobby Will continued to encounter delays in responses from IO about configuration issues with some of the ASI mailing lists, notably the ownership of the art-3d list. Vik Olliver set up a temporary art-3d mailing list outside of the domain until we can get the official list working properly again. Since Bobby will have access to all aspects of the mailing list configurations on the new server, we expect to leave these problems behind after the move.

World Wide Web Server

Until the disk quota restrictions brought updates to a halt, the Artemis Project web site continued to grow in April, with a total of 91 updates published to the site, including 61 new documents and 30 modifications to existing documents. The latest updates bring the total number of documents on the web site to 2513 HTML documents and the number of GIF and JPEG images increased to a total of 1110 images. Most of the work in editing and approving the updates was done by John Wertz, Tom Merkle, Candace Dicks, Luanne Jorewicz, Gregory Bennett, John Peel, Jim Sealy Jr, Dale Gray, Leah Simpson, and Predrag Lezaic. Updates were also submitted by Jens Lerch, Scotty Gammenthaler, and Rhoda Bryant.

Many of the updates were part of the new Frontier Status Reports archive on the Artemis Project web site. That archive is being organized by Jim Sealy, Jr. and features the Frontier Status reports written by Dale Gray. Scotty Gammenthaler completed a Tour Design Guide that will be used in implementing Web Site Tours on the Artemis Project web site.

WWW Conversation Pages

No progress to report this month.

Usenet newsgroups

No progress to report this month.

Online Services

No progress to report this month.

Real-time Meetings

The April ECTC IRC meeting was held a week later than usual on April 11th, to avoid the Easter holiday. A total of eleven people showed up for some or all of the meeting and discussed a variety of ECTC projects, especially the Web Site Tour and Artemis Project Site Design updates. The site design discussion spilled over into the Web Team meeting, which featured discussions on improving the layout and navigation aspects of the Artemis Project web site.


No progress to report this month.

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