You may have noticed that the Drupal website has been slow lately. Since the 4.5.0 release, Drupal has gotten a large increase in popularity (more than 10.000 visitors per day worth 70GB of traffic/month). This, coupled with the heavier theme and an aging server has been the source of the performance issues.
Kjartan is busy moving Drupal.org to a new server and host. The old server (a four year old Pentium 3 1Ghz) was not only running the Drupal.org website, but also other sites as well as the Drupal mailing lists, archives and CVS repositories. Our new server (a Pentium Xeon 3Ghz) should be able to handle all those things much better. We'll be moving over to the new server as soon as possible, hopefully before the weekend. Because we are going to switch DNS servers shortly, the site, mailing lists and the CVS repositories might become unavailable while the DNS changes propagate.