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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Geronimo site POC using Confluence & Autoexport
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 01:00:17 GMT
After a bunch of hacking and blind stylesheeting, I've gotten the  
composition macro to be usable on exported content... tabs at least,  
did not try cloaked sections.

I need to clean this up.... but look for new goodies on the next rev  
of the POC site :-)


On Aug 25, 2006, at 9:24 AM, Jeff Turner wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 01:25:25AM -0700, Jason Dillon wrote:
>> Okay, I think that the sync that Jeff has setup will allow me to move
>> further on setting up the proof of concept, taking GMOxSITE and
>> GMOxKB and making them into something suitable to be used for http://
> FWIW, is now being mirrored to
> on every autoexport.  
> There's
> a 'lastupdated' file that can be polled to check for updates.
> I installed the Composition plugin. See test at
> Unfortunately tabs
> ('cards') don't work on the autoexported HTML at
> The CSS and JS URLs are correct so  
> I'm not
> sure why - needs some investigation.
> Discussions are proceeding on infrastructure@ as to how to get  
> generated
> HTML into SVN and thus to the live site. It's painful doing  
> trailblazing
> but the end goal seems worthwhile. I imagine many other projects  
> will be
> interested in this kind of system.
> --Jeff
>> --jason
>> On Aug 24, 2006, at 3:02 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>>> On Aug 24, 2006, at 11:27 AM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>>>> Sounds like Jeff Turner may be willing to help us solve this
>>>> problem... pending more details.
>>> Thanks Jeff and Jason!  Hey you guys let me know if I can help.  I
>>> open sources a stream editing library with the intention of
>>> confluence munging, just Peir beat me to it :)  But doing things
>>> like "munging" urls is a piece of cake:
>>> test/java/org/codehaus/swizzle/stream/
>>> I could crank something out in short order if you give me an idea
>>> of what things need to be updated.
>>> -David
>>>> --jason
>>>> On Aug 23, 2006, at 10:17 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>>>>> Assuming you did have access to the box, what steps would be
>>>>> required to get things setup?  I know I'm asking an unnatural
>>>>> question as I typically start my thinking while staring at the
>>>>> command prompt and type commands iteratively till things work.
>>>>> But I'm just thinking if we could maybe figure that out, we could
>>>>> work with someone who does have access.
>>>>> I'd also like to use this for GBuild and OpenEJB, so I'm keen on
>>>>> seeing it solved.
>>>>> -David
>>>>> On Aug 23, 2006, at 5:39 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>>>>>> So, it looks like there is going to need some convincing to get
>>>>>> access to the exported content, so that we can post process and
>>>>>> massage these spaces into our main website.
>>>>>> I'm not even sure that it is going to be worth the effort to try
>>>>>> and convince Apache infra that we need the access.  Seems like
>>>>>> they are only willing to give accounts on systems to Apache
>>>>>> members.
>>>>>> So, I wonder if we could just run our own Confluence instance on
>>>>>> our zone, only use it to author, then export the content,
>>>>>> massage and then svn ci.  I guess we could also do the same by
>>>>>> moving the spaces to too, which will provide us the
>>>>>> required access to implement the site that we all want to
>>>>>> implement.
>>>>>> I'm frustrated... we now have a Confluence instance on ASF, but
>>>>>> we can't really use it to produce the results we want... unless
>>>>>> you want to see become a set of
>>>>>>* URs... which I find very distasteful.
>>>>>> There might be some way to configure httpd to rewrite urls so
>>>>>> that looks like http://
>>>>>> and that
>>>>>> looks like, etc... but I wonder
>>>>>> if that is really worth all of the effort.
>>>>>> I guess we could use wget to grab the entire http://
>>>>>> and then massage and check in... but
>>>>>> that is terribly inefficient and add more unwanted time lapse
>>>>>> between updating content to making the content live.
>>>>>> So, in short... I can't do anything related to making GMOxSITE
>>>>>> the official website until there is a way to get access to the
>>>>>> exported content, or get the httpd configuration changed for our
>>>>>> vhost.
>>>>>> I feel like we have a spiffy new Ferrari that we can only drive
>>>>>> at 5 mph... and as soon as you hit 6 mph it starts to hit you on
>>>>>> the head.
>>>>>> :-(
>>>>>> --jason

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