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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Cocoon documentation system
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2005 08:42:17 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> 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.

Yep. I hope that I can convince at least one of them to help me. Actually I need 
some Java code ;-) So here I ask officially: Who volunteers to write the Java 
code that communicates with the SVN repository (read and commit)?

>> - enable the publishing process (forrestbot or cron)

Unfortunatly I don't have any experience with setting up this publishing 
process. David, do you know who I can ping to get help here?

> Both.
> 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.

Can you give me a pointer to this document?

>> - 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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