Two weeks in. Are things a little better now?
I'm writing this from a hotel room at Caesar's Palace in Vegas. I'm here for The Server Side convention, and will be blogging about that for the next couple of days.
But first I wanted to give you a quick update on what's been happening. We had a rocky start, and I'm sure you noticed. Both halves of the site were pretty well tested, but the integrated site wasn't. We had a deadline to be off of our old servers and decided it was better to go when we did than be down for a few weeks to test. I think it was the right choice, but a painful one.
I hope you've seen massive performance improvements in the last week. You'll also start to see fixes from the next Kenai sprint, including bug fixes for project pages in IE8, some other template issues, and we're working on making the left nav a little more readable as well.
On the CMS side we're working on a funky bug that is having an impact on bloggers as our top priority. When that's fixed we'll be working on smaller enhancements and fixing a few things around the forums.
A longer term project on my plate is looking for someone at Oracle to take responsibility for some of the headless projects that used to be Sun-sponsored but have been running on autopilot for the last couple of years. Unfortunately the autopilot method is leaving a bunch of broken links. If you see a project in that state and get no response from the admins, please let me know via email or the feedback link (at the bottom of every page) and I'll add it to my list.
You can also file bugs and enhancement requests in the issue tracker in the about.java.net project.
Tomorrow: Server Side, Day 1!