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Scheduled Maintenance - All Services - 21/03/2018 15:00 UTC

As part of our cloud service provider's work to mitigate the industry-wide security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre, a maintenance period for all services has been scheduled for Wednesday 21st March at 15:00 UTC. The expected duration of this maintenance is 2 hours. During this timeframe, there will be two periods of downtime for up to 15 minutes each, initiated by our provider. For more information, visit https://status.vatsim.uk/.

Updates will be posted at https://status.vatsim.uk/. To report any problems or issues after the maintenance has been completed, please visit https://helpdesk.vatsim.uk/

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Chris Pawley

Upcoming AIRAC - 1804

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Today I am kicking off the next 28 day sprint to add as many new features, updates and bug fixes to the UK Sector File. I'm using the standard workflow of the previous few releases:


Timeline (AIRAC +28 means the AIRAC change is 28 days from this moment in our timeline)

AIRAC +28 I will take care of downloading the AIRAC change documents to our local google drive folder (for correct linking in issues) (It is done, located in 4 documents,  one, two, three and four)

AIRAC +28 -> AIRAC +22 - we take some time to scan through changes proposed from AIP - make issues in Github tagged to 1804 Milestone and ensure that nothing gets missed and linked to the documents from the first step.

[Behind the scenes, I will identify all the other tasks generated by this AIRAC change (non-sector file related) and create a working list of these for me and other members to work on.]

AIRAC +22 -> AIRAC +10 - The Sector File team (you!) complete outstanding issues

AIRAC +8 -> AIRAC +6 - I'll build a DEV version of sector file generated and shared for testing of big or complex changes (and provide the link here)

[Behind the scenes, the controller pack is also updated in this time]

Approx AIRAC +4 Development Freeze - after this time I like to start packaging things for download.

Approx AIRAC +2 Release versions of SCT/ESE etc. build and double checked


Approx AIRAC +1 Forum Posts Updated, Download links Updated, Euroscope's Automated Download Tool Updated


As we go through these stages, I'll update this post to show what we're all working on right now.

As ever, if you want to contribute, please do! Find our repo at www.github.com/vatsim-uk/uk-sector-file and our slack channel #ops_uk_sectorfile

If you have questions, find me on Slack or in the Helpdesk.



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I think I have extracted all the important issues into Github - if you spot any others then feel free to add them as issues!



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