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Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:47 am
by VladimirSlavik
Do "we" have archives of the stuff that was at gna?

Re: shutdown

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:19 pm
by JTN
"We" have practically everything, yes.

Here are the major categories of data on
  • Source code history (svn): backed up to Freeciv hosting, my computer, and my personal backups, refreshed at least once a day; not anywhere public. (I'm working on a git conversion.)
  • Download area: backed up on Freeciv hosting and visible at ; also backed up to my personal backups.
  • Ticket history: backed up as XML dumps once a day, on Freeciv hosting; attachments backed up ad-hoc, about once a day, on my own provision; both ending up in my personal backups. Will probably be some time before any of this is back online in any form, as it will require work.
  • Public mailing list archives: backed up in redacted mbox form on Freeciv hosting (refreshed once a day) and my personal backups. Also available publicly (along with pre-Gna archives) via NNTP on
I've also got some ad-hoc scrapes of things like project pages.

Should Freeciv hosting and my backups all go under a bus, a couple-of-months-old copy of source code history and the download area can be dug out of (courtesy of Archive Team).

Re: shutdown

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:19 am
by VladimirSlavik
Wow, that's better than I imagined! It's a pity about the tracker tickets, since that was rather informative, but that can't be helped, I guess...

Re: shutdown

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:28 am
by dunnoob
JTN wrote:visible at
Great, less convoluted than the URLs. But I'm not fixing two already fixed URLs on the Wiki and commons. :P

Remotely related, folks with a Wikipedia account should watch Gna!, the "notability" of a dead Web hoster is a gray area.