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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Cocoon documentation system
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2005 01:17:20 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> At I propose the 
> architecture of a new extensible documentation system.

Thanks, a brilliant step.

> My first goal is 
> reusing existing functionality (SVN, Forrest, static web pages). Writing 
> the missing pieces (a small web application to edit docs online) shouldn't 
> be too difficult - especially using CocoonForms (HTMLArea with HTMLCleaning 
> convertor are shining here!) and Flowscript.
> At the end of the document you find a roadmap. It also contains some parts 
> where I *really* need some help by others:
>  - component (Java) that reads from and commits to SVN - should work over
>    WebDAV, shouldn't it?
>    I know there are some specialist in this community who could help out
>    here (Unico, Gianugo, Guido)

We have a huge team of specialists on the dev list.

>  - enable the publishing process (forrestbot or cron)


At forrest-dev we are also starting to set up a demo
of the new forrestbot and its webapp interface.
So yes, we will be able to help on some aspects.

The "Proposal for ASF-wide documentation staging and publishing"
intends to enable various document management systems to
feed into staging areas. I will add a para to the wiki page.

>  - SSL setup
> I don't think that a technical solution will directly lead to better docs. 
> I just think that making the doc authoring process much easier will invite 
> much more people to help out.

WDYR = What Do You Reckon we think? ... excellent, of course.


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