Scott Hanselman - Workspaces down all weeked...

November 08, 2004 Comment on this post [6] Posted in ASP.NET
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This is less of a technical post than it is a complaint.'s Workspaces have been down since Friday and are reporting a generic error.  There's no news, no announcement and no ETA. Frankly, it's very frustrating and very unprofessional.  I participate in a number of projects up on GDN and I do apprecaite it's existence. But, if Workspaces isn't given the respect it deserves, folks will start using SourceForge (more than they already do).

A lot of people on a lot of listservs, public and private, and lamented the lack of attention and feeding that GDN has received. What's your thoughts? Has GDN seen its hayday, or is this just a minor bump on the road?

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November 08, 2004 20:59
Looks like it's just come back up in the last few minutes. Either:

* Blogging works
* Someone came in early to work this Monday morning
November 08, 2004 21:32
I've almost completely given up on GDN workspaces. SourceForge has a great setup. GDN is incredibly slow, the search doesn't work so great, and no matter how many times I've tried on numerous machines, the integrated web/VS.NET VSS for source just flat doesn't work and they are horrible on responding to issues.

Frankly, I'd rather just zip the source and put it up there.
November 08, 2004 22:56
GDN is awful -- it's down almost every other time I try to access my workspace. If it does work, it's painfully s-l-o-w. I, too, appreciate what they're trying to do, but they've been _trying_ to do it for, what, two years?

Not only that, it should be a showcase for their platform. You'd think that a company that has so much $ in the bank would throw as many servers/resources at the problem as was necessary to make it kick ass. Oh well. I don't have the time to move my stuff elsewhere, so I'll have to deal with it.
November 08, 2004 23:06
SourceForge isn't exactly stellar either. I work on several projects hosted there and their anonymous CVS servers will go down randomly for weeks at a time. I guess you get what you pay for, right? :P
November 09, 2004 7:26
GotDotNet needs to be taken out behind the woodshed and put out of its misery.
November 09, 2004 8:53
I received a response from the Program Manager in charge of GDN - she solved my problem, details here:

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