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From Felix Meschberger <fmesc...@adobe.com>
Subject Felix Site
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:49:07 GMT
Hi all,

Earlier this year, Apache Infrastructure announced to switch off rsync support for Web Site
management. On January, 1st, 2013, this will no actually happen.

We are a bit late in the game, so I started as follows:

  * I created FELIX-3816 to track the migration
  * I created INFRA-5648 to ask for staging creation

I will now export the existing Confluence content into SVN and start converting the pages.
This will be an iterative process being mostly automatic. Since not everything can easily
be converted, we will still have to cross check the pages and do some fine-tuning.

What does this change mean at the end ?

(1) We will get immediate site updates: Whenever we change one or more pages and publish,
the change will almost immediately be seen on the web. There is no multi-hour delay and incertainty
any longer
(2) As a markup language "markdown" has been chosen. See [1] for links to the respective documentation.
(3) We have more freedom in how we "build" our site. The initial look of the new site will
be the same as the current site. But we may change this easily later on.

When switching I think we should start with a double site: The new site available directly
through the URL at http://felix.apache.org and the old site still available at http://felix.apache.org/site.
This has nice advantage, that links from the web still work and we can crosscheck the new
pages against the old ones easily. Over time we will remove the old pages but add (static)
redirects to still support the old URLs but redirected to the new pages.

I think the first steps (export, conversion) will be a task for the lonesome cowboy. Afterwards,
any help is greatly appreciated.


[1] https://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-3816
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5648
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