Services restored and gearing up for a release
Today at approximately 1:40pm PST this web site along with all of Six Apart's web sites and services suffered a major interruption of service due to a power outage that affected our entire hosting facility. Power was restored to the facility by 4:00pm but it took several hours to restore all of our services to full capacity. But we are now back.
It was our intent to release a new version of Movable Type 4.0 today, but under the circumstances we decided to delay the release 24 hours. Looking on the bright side, however, this outage may have given us just enough time to close out some of the last remaining known issues in the application, and may very well have helped us to reach the important milestone of releasing our first official release candidate of Movable Type 4.0.
So as we work through the night to verify the most recent builds, we will be going through the usual process of updating the change log and our list of known issues. We will also be working on compiling our final set of release notes to provide users with as much knowledge and information about the upcoming release as we can.
Before we sign off for the evening, I wanted to thank all of our users for their patience, support and understanding through this very trying day. And finally, I wanted to send a special shout out to all of the Six Apart ops personnel, as well as all of the system administrators who have been working tirelessly to restore services to some of the Internet's most beloved web sites, blogs and services affected by this outage. Thank you!