To assure the long-term viability of the Allstar network we have re-engineered the core architecture for processing node registrations and the distribution of the current nodes list.
This is part of an ongoing two-year project to provide sufficient resources for projected node growth and additional stability. In addition, this will create a stable framework for new types of clients to participate in the future.
We would like to thank all the people involved in this effort over the past 24 months. There has been proof of concepts with varying development tools and numerous load tests and we commend the teams for their unsung efforts. We are pleased to be in the position of deployment as we feel this will remove many current limitations on growth.
During this major architecture change there may be a few bumps in the road. We hope you will be forgiving of any outages in the next few days, and know that the back-end staff will be working diligently to identify and resolve any issues that may arise.
You should also be aware that some specific volunteers (past and current) have opposed this sort of design change and we suspect that you may be reading negative comments from them on various platforms. The board’s staffing goals are to promote technical innovation from as many hams as want to get involved and bring new features and clients to Allstar. We look forward to greeting them and their ideas. Those wishing to get involved in the future of Allstar should contact us via email at email@example.com.
Any comments or questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as time permits and the new system settles in.
From all of us, we thank you in advance for your patience during this change and we hope you continue to enjoy AllstarLink as much as we do.
– 73s Pete
Pete Elke /WI6H - President
Todd Lesser /KM6RPT - Secretary
David Shaw /WB6WTM - Treasurer
Tim Sawyer /WD6AWP - Vice President
Kevin Custer /W3KKC - Board Member