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This blog provides updates on development with College Media Network partnerships, College Publisher dev upgrades, and general college media related news.

Rusty Lewis

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January 2010

Behavior of the CP5 publishing environment

1/21/10 6:09 PM

Our tech teams have been working toward optimizing the performance of the publishing system since an underlying sys upgrades a couple weeks ago.  We were able to move to a more advanced version of the publishing platform, but this (as with all software upgrades) must be reconciled with the server environment optimization and the custom coding made on the previous software version. After careful review of all available logs, we can divide the issues in two main sources of conflict. First, the migrated archives from CP4 are inheriting lots of spam traffic. Partially to blame for this is the configuration of the traffic redirect we have in place from old CP4 URLs to the newer CP5 URLs. This spam traffic is inflating our database and causing indexing problems for the commenting... 9 comments

Interface Call on H1N1 with White House

1/21/10 10:51 AM

On Tuesday, January 25, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and an expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a press conference call with college and university newspapers to discuss the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Specifically about vaccinations and the impact on campuses will be some   WHO:    Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services                          WHAT:    H1N1 Conference Call with College Newspapers   WHEN:            Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 1:00 PM EST   CALL-IN NUMBER:  ... 25 comments

CP5 Maintenance Windows Week of 1-4-10

1/4/10 3:25 PM

Some admin areas will be unavailable for set periods of time on Jan. 6 or Jan 7 depending on the admin server your site uses. The code deployment originally scheduled for last week will now be dropped in this Wednesday and Tuesday Jan. 6 and 7, 2010. The code will be implemented in two batches as with the original plan. There will be two separate maintenance windows that will affect about have of the newspapers using CP5 each time. During the maintenance window, the admin area will not be accessible, however, the front end of the sites will remain unaffected.  - Newspapers who log in at will experience a maintenance window on Wednesday from 6 a.m. to approximately 10 a.m. EST.  - Newspapers who log in at will experience... 10 comments