tickets #48311

tickets #64550: Lizards deprecation

Export lizards-o-o database and send out contents to writers

Added by hellcp over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Considering that lizards-o-o has been dead for a while (with exception
of YaST guys, but I will work that out with them seperately), it would
be nice to export database and send out the articles written by users
back to them. We should offer planet-o-o as a replacement instead.

I can handle reaching out with packaged posts to respective users, I
would just need exported wordpress database to extract their posts :P

After that lizards-o-o could be safely closed down.

LCP [Stasiek]


#1 Updated by cboltz over 3 years ago

  • Category set to Servers hosted in Provo

The wordpress backend has an export tool which gives me a 13 MB XML file, and another export option for media (which gives me a 2.7 MB XML file which seems to include links to the uploaded pictures). These files seem to be intended for re-importing them in another wordpress instance.

Would that also work for you?

#2 Updated by cboltz over 3 years ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No

#3 Updated by hellcp over 3 years ago

If it outputs for all the users, it's perfect

#4 Updated by cboltz over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to hellcp

I just made you an admin on lizards.o.o so that you can get that export yourself ;-)

Please login, and then go to

#5 Updated by hellcp over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Alright, I went ahead and exported everything, and sent to everybody that had still valid email address, and sent email to project mailing list regarding the rest of the people that require contacting. Just to repeat, the full list is:

  • aorlovskyy
  • gogga
  • hobbsc
  • idulk
  • kdupuy9
  • michl19
  • nikanth
  • rhorstkoetter
  • sjayaraman
  • UngaMan
  • holden87
  • visnov
  • MarcusMoeller
  • sfalken

The rest has been contacted and notified about closing of the lizards, but I suspect that we will not be able to contact everybody anyway.

From here, the tasks left are to:

#6 Updated by hellcp over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from hellcp to mcaj

We have a very old dump of the wgot contents of lizards.o.o on, and it would be good to update that instead of reinventing anything. This was previously done by mcaj, if you don't mind, I will assign doing this for the current state to you.

#7 Updated by hellcp over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from mcaj to hellcp
  • % Done changed from 50 to 90
  • Parent task set to #64550

#8 Updated by hellcp over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

This is now done, everything is in the repo and the contents of respective blogs is sent out to the writers

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