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From "Scherler, Thorsten" <>
Subject Re: [RT] doco lite?
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:23:27 GMT
To understand it right you do not want online editing, workflow,... right?

Sounds like a nice start for doco. Small, slim and lite. ;-)


Antonio Gallardo escribió:
> Bertrand Delacretaz dijo:
>>Recent discussions here, along with David's "ASF-wide documentation
>>staging and publishing" post to infrastructure@ made me think about
>>this, in a "there must be an easier way" mood. I'm not ready to discuss
>>this on  infrastructure@ though, it feels safer here ATM ;-)
>>The apparently realistic possibility of having a live instance of
>>Cocoon could make it much easier to handle our docs and website, and
>>unless I'm overlooking something important the concept described below
>>seems really simple to implement. So I cannot refrain from sharing this
>>idea, although I have no code to back it up yet...
>>G1. Generate our docs and website dynamically, directly from the SVN
>>repository accessed over http
>>G2. Give access to older versions of the docs using standard SVN
>>mechanisms (tags etc)
>>G3. Index the latest version of the docs, including structured fields
>>(keywords, target audience, components mentioned, etc), to implement
>>"prepared queries" (as links, simply) to improve our docs'
>>T1. Get content from SVN, editing is considered a separate problem
>>T2. Build an index with Lucene, triggered via SVN post-commit hooks,
>>uses a live Cocoon instance to generate an easy to index XML document
>>for Lucene. Include metadata fields as mentioned in G2 above, generated
>>from (enhanced as compared to now) document content
>>T3. Generate pages using a live Cocoon instance, maybe Forrest. SVN
>>tags "pass through" the URLs to give access to older releases of the
>>T4. Use queries like "find all documents which talk about sitemap
>>matchers" to build navigation pages semi-automatically.
>>T5. Put mod_cache in front to minimize server load (HTTP POST can be
>>used to invalidate pages if quick updates are needed to check edits).
> Is very nice and seems to be easy reachable! I will add:
> T6. Build javadocs directly from the SVN too. Maybe using "qdox.jar"
> Best Regards,
> Antonio Gallardo
> /me wondering how Bertrand usually comes with so simple and powerfull
> solutions. ;-)

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