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XBMC4XBOX Website Offline / Project Status

This is a brand new website for the XBMC4XBOX project. Please bookmark it – https://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk

What has Happened?

The http://www.xbmc4xbox.org site was hosted and managed by someone else. They have not been around since the end of May 2012, and at the end of June 2012, the site went off-line for non payment. So far efforts to contact the admin have failed, and there has been no luck to bring it back on-line even temporarily as the hosting provider is only accepting payments from the account owner.

This was always my worry when not hosting the project myself, and when only one person has access to the system.

What about the old forum contents and Wiki

The forum does not seem to be cached anywhere, so I can’t even get a list of the forum areas. The content is lost so long as the admin is not contactable, and the site is offline.

The Wiki content is available on some web archives still. We also might be able to get a dump of pages from the xbmc wiki (rolling back to the point before they added material not related to the xbox1)

Please Help!

If you think you could help in anyway – perhaps you have a dump of the old wiki, or want to help rebuilding it, or anything else, please join in over at the forum

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  1. connor
    July 4th, 2012 at 06:14 | #1

    aw man that sucks. ill look on an old pc for a cache of anything..

  2. Geeba
    July 4th, 2012 at 11:02 | #2

    Cheerz Buzz!!!! great to have the site back up!

  3. Ned Scott
    July 4th, 2012 at 16:35 | #3

    I take care of the XBMC Wiki now. If you guys need any help getting old entries from our copy (nothing has been deleted) just let me know!

  4. BuZz
    July 4th, 2012 at 16:41 | #4

    @Ned Scott
    Thanks Ned – a “dumpBackup.php –full” xml would be really handy ! (as well as an archive of the files/images) – and I could then import the xml up to revisions from a certain date, as a base and go from there. My email is buzz [at] exotica.org.uk

    Once I have a wiki up and running again, I will be providing xml dumps and files via ftp which will be generated daily (slightly less often for the images). This will avoid what happened, happening again – I do this already for some other wikis – ftp://ftp.exotica.org.uk/pub/exotica/wiki/

  5. malte
    July 5th, 2012 at 08:27 | #5

    Damn. Bad news. Hope you get it all sorted and all is well with the admin.

  6. VGMonkey
    July 5th, 2012 at 17:52 | #6

    This is a crying shame, there was alot of content lost.

  7. tigershuffle
    July 6th, 2012 at 08:05 | #7

    Hi, thanks for getting the site up and running 🙂
    wouldnt the original xbmc site have archived stuff up to the split?! or whufclee? in his blog?!

  8. degzy
    July 6th, 2012 at 17:22 | #8

    Man i got a fright when i seen the site was down, couldnt find you anywhere till i looked for a newer download on sourceforge. Thank the lord your still here

  9. OverCast
    July 7th, 2012 at 03:34 | #9

    Awww man, that sucks!! But at least you got this place up and running. I took a look over on the internet archive but http://www.xbmc4xbox.org was only crawled 5 times in 2010! :/

    • BuZz
      July 7th, 2012 at 08:29 | #10

      unfortunately (perhaps to save bandwidth) many areas of the old site had disabled crawling – such as the forum for example.

  10. OverCast
    July 7th, 2012 at 03:43 | #11

    Hey buzz, out of curiosity, how many devs are still active on the xbmc4xbox project?

    • BuZz
      July 7th, 2012 at 08:28 | #12

      working on the main codebase? one (me). there are some other people who help though a bit with scrapers/scripting/skins etc.

  11. Satchamo
    July 7th, 2012 at 05:03 | #13

    Have you tried getting some of the old info from the google cache? I don’t know about the forums but they have alot of the wiki pages cached. Just search the wiki url then click the arrow on the right and click cached. Hope this helps!

    • BuZz
      July 7th, 2012 at 08:30 | #14

      thanks. yeh we have. the forum isnt cached (due to the robots.txt i guess). some of the wiki was retrieved though.

  12. Otani
    July 9th, 2012 at 03:44 | #15

    Hi,I was chatting with the guys the other day (xbmclyrics issue) and volunteered myself to help.I’m not an expert on anything but if you guys need me,let me know.

  13. Joseph
    July 9th, 2012 at 17:41 | #16

    I still have my Xbox’s but have moved over to xbmcbuntu. Please have contact me if you need web hosting. I own a web hosting company.

  14. Beelzebud
    July 11th, 2012 at 08:36 | #17

    I am just very grateful that this project is not dead. I was very sad when I saw the old site was down. Thank you very much for continuing my favorite open source project of all time!

    It sucks that things were lost from the old site, but I’m just relieved to see the project is still active.

    Thanks BuZz!

  15. Eddie van Loon
    July 14th, 2012 at 22:32 | #18
    • BuZz
      July 15th, 2012 at 00:09 | #19

      Yep, thanks. We have already pulled data from archive.org and google cache – Although it isn’t as complete as getting a dump from xbmc.org which is the plan.

  16. whufclee
    July 17th, 2012 at 17:39 | #20

    Well done buzz, I noticed the website had gone down the day I went on holiday – I’m almost home now so after a day of sobering up and doing my 20 days worth of laundry I’ll take a look and see if I can find anything that might be of use. I’ll sign up and be on the forum soon… Thanks for all your continued efforts mate.

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