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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Geronimo site POC using Confluence & Autoexport
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2006 16:25:53 GMT
On Aug 24, 2006, at 7:41 AM, Hernan Cunico wrote:

> anyway, web site authoring aside, what are the benefits of moving  
> all the cwiki content, just a change in the URL? what is the issue  
> if we have pointers back and forth on both sites?

Um what do you mean by "moving all the cwiki content"?

Anyway, we use cwiki to edit our main site, the internal URLs need to  
point to or all of our web traffic will end up on  
the cwiki server and infra will be very upset.

> Just as an example, we initially had the FAQ on the web site (well,  
> had others in the old wiki and spread out throughout the  
> documentation), then we created a KB space in confluence and  
> consolidated all FAQ into that space. Why take it back to  
> In the web site there is a link on every  
> single page pointing directly to the KB in the cwiki.

IMO, it would be best if we exported the KB space and rewrote the  
internal urls to be within  This would keep the  
KB traffic on the main apache server.

> Back to the web site authoring, let's assume we have access to the  
> file system. We would have to copy all the autoexported HTML  
> somewhere else, fix all the links and images ( the autoexport  
> plugin has some "issues" ) and then put it into the svn repository.  
> Once there, we all know the procedure to get it published. One  
> thing to keep in mind is that we would not have the site's source  
> versioned in svn, rolling back from backup may not be an easy tasks.

If we can get cwiki to check the existing content into svn, we can  
use the following steps:

1) cwiki: write static html
2) cwiki: svn commit changes to 
2) zone*: svn update
3) zone: rewrite cwiki urls
4) zone: svn commit changes to 
5) www: svn update 

This is basically what goopen does to create the xbean site. Except  
the first 5 steps all happen on the goopen server.

* zone is our apache geronimo zone server

> I think that the effort of authoring the web site ( just the web  
> site ) is worth pursuing and I'm more than willing to contribute to  
> find a more elegant solution for developing the web site.
> It would be great if we can all agree on what content belongs to  
> the wiki and what content belongs to the web site ( dynamic vs.  
> static ).

If we have the system above, there is no need to make this type of  
distinction anymore, and we will be able to use powerful tools like  
snippit on our main site (see 


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