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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Apache Geronimo Knowledge Base
Date Thu, 22 Jun 2006 21:27:44 GMT

On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> I also think that we could probably merge GMOxPMGT into the  
> geronimo space, but that is just a thought.



> IMO, the important thing is to get the content into Confluence and  
> out of moin.  Maybe start by adding them to the sandbox just to get  
> them into the system, and then we can move stuff around from there.
> Did you ever peek at those moin importers?
> --jason
> On Jun 22, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Hernan Cunico wrote:
>> Hi Jason,
>> what is the long term plan for this space? can we ultimately move  
>> the MoinMoin content there?
>> There is this GMOxSBOX space that we could get rid of and put the  
>> knowledge base instead, see
>> Let me know what you think
>> Cheers!
>> Hernan
>> Jason Dillon wrote:
>>> Okay, here ya go:
>>> I did a few things...
>>> First, I setup a geronimo team label, and labeled all of our  
>>> spaces  (so from the dashboard you can see all of the G-related  
>>> spaces  easily).  New spaces for G should also get this label  
>>> added (have add  it manually after creation).
>>> Then I added a {font-size} user-macro to help change font sizes.
>>> I installed the navigation plugin (which gets us {scrollbar}).
>>> I installed the footnotes plugin, see this for an example:  
>>> http://
>>> And I installed the plugin repository client, which makes it  
>>> easier  to manage plugin versions.  I need to know how to get the  
>>> Utilities  plugin installed into WEB-INF/lib before I can enable  
>>> some of the  other plugins, but that can wait.  If you have  
>>> admin, you can see the  repository client page here:
>>> plugins.action
>>> Just be careful, cause sometimes installing a plugin will hose  
>>> the  entire Confluence install, or need it to be bounced before  
>>> it is usable.
>>> Who is the point-man for bouncing/installing stuff for this?
>>>  * * *
>>> Basically there are 3 major sections (each of which could really  
>>> be  its own space if needed, when we get more content, but for  
>>> now will  work):
>>>  FAQ - yada yada
>>>  Topics - General KB stuff, not really FAQ
>>>  Glossary - Definitions for terms
>>> The way it works is that each bit of content is its own page.   
>>> That  pages parent page is the section it is under.  The name of  
>>> the page  is the topic title, or FAQ question, or glossary term.
>>> Each content page has at the top {scrollbar}, so that it is easy  
>>> to  navigate between all of the pages in the KB.
>>> Sub-sections are also just pages, but with the  
>>> {children:all=true}  macro to allow easy navigation to children.   
>>> It is important to add  that, cause the default rendering of  
>>> children pages at the bottom is  disabled.
>>> The main indexes are dynamic, so you just have to add a page in  
>>> the  right place and presto it updates.
>>> Use the {excerpt} macro to provide a bit more detail that will   
>>> compliment the page title in the listing.
>>>  * * *
>>> Once we get the Utilities plugin installed into WEB-INF/lib, we  
>>> can  use the Zones plugin to setup dynamic templates for each of  
>>> these  sections, and then you don't have to worry about the  
>>> {scrollbar} or  {children} stuff, just add the content and the  
>>> zone will render per  the zone template.
>>> I have not yet set this up to auto-export, should probably do  
>>> that soon.
>>>  * * *
>>> Comments?  Questions?  Yada yada...
>>> --jason

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