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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Website possibilities
Date Fri, 27 May 2005 11:13:18 GMT
The only issue I see is that at least over at codehaus, they can't  
seem to get Confluence to stabilize.  How stable and scalable is it?

geir

On May 26, 2005, at 3:54 AM, David Blevins wrote:

> I somehow missed your reply--anyone know how to get mutt to stop  
> marking things as "Old"?
>
> Anyway, answers below....
>
> On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 12:04:55PM +1000, Gianny Damour wrote:
>
>> I love it!
>>
>> And I especially love the "Activity" section; this is one of the  
>> thing
>> that will help to provide a high-level overview of the activities.
>>
>
> I like that it shows a heartbeat.  It's also kind of cool that it  
> shows who opened the item and who closed it.  Seems like getting  
> your name on the front page for a bit is good motivation to get  
> involved.  Ditto for the "Recently Updated" section.
>
>
>>
>> I do have a couple of questions about the features of Confluence or
>> Confluenza:
>>
>
> We don't really need Confluenza.  Sans the caching, it just grabs  
> html from Confluence and munges it to fix links and junk like that.
>
>
>> * Can we export the overall website to an html tarball or even  
>> better a PDF?
>>
>
> Confluence does PDF.  So we could squirt one of those into every  
> release, for example.  Not sure about HTML, but I'm guessing, yes.
>
>
>> * Can we add support for search capabilities?
>>
>
> Sure, Confluence has that already.  We'd just need a text box in  
> the template.
>
>
>> * When the documentation will start to grow, do you think that we  
>> will
>> be able to "easily" refactor the content? For instance, with  
>> Microsoft
>> Word (sorry for this poor example), there is an outline mode to
>> (re-)structure a doc.
>>
>
> You can move and rename stuff very easily.  Not sure how involved  
> it would be to change the same fiddly-bit on every page, for  
> example.  I guess if you had something major to do, you could  
> export, change, and import.
>
>
>> * Can we have an automatic hierarchical overview of the website  
>> content?
>> I mean, is the left navigation bar automatically generated from the
>> content of the website or do we need to maintain it? Here, I am  
>> looking
>> for something a la document map of Microsoft Word (sorry...)
>>
>
> We would maintain that.  Confluence does show a hierarchical view  
> of the content in the wiki, but I'd think we'd want something  
> sorted to our preference as a navigation bar.
>
>
>> I had a look to the Confluence Web site and it seems that Confluence
>> addresses all of these questions. However, I do not know the level of
>> simplification that the platform delivers.
>>
>
> I assume that was the long way of saying, "is it easy?" :-)  Yea,  
> I've found it pretty easy so far.  I've worked with our existing  
> wiki and never found it intuative.
>
>
>> If the new tool box allows for an easier maintenance of the website,
>> then we should use it. Based on the fact that you are recommending a
>> migration, then it sounds reasonable to make this move.
>>
>
> We aren't there yet, but I don't see any obstacles.  Been chatting  
> with some of the infrastructure guys (who are very nice) and they  
> think it's pretty cool.
>
> It's amazing how far you get with a simple "hello."
>
>
>> Thanks David for making an old discussion a reality.
>>
>
> Well, people want a website that isn't dead, they want an M4, and  
> they want us certified.  Just trying to put some effort into the  
> areas we've ignored.
>
> -David
>
>
>> Gianny
>>
>> On 21/05/2005 11:10 AM, David Blevins wrote:
>>
>>
>>> What do people think of having a website like this one?
>>>
>>> http://docs.openejb.org/Home
>>>
>>> Obviously, with a different look, but something with the same  
>>> dynamic
>>> content.
>>>
>>> The main content comes from Confluence.
>>> The "Activity" section is dynamically created from Jira items.
>>> The "News" section is from Confluence blog posts.
>>> The "Recently Updated" section is a confluence macro.
>>> The whole thing is put together with a modified version of  
>>> Confluenza.
>>> With mod_rewrite rules, it's still possible to have static conent.
>>>
>>> Seems to me like a good way to always have our activity show up  
>>> on the
>>> website, but wihtout having to do anything more than we are  
>>> already doing.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts?
>>>
>>> -David
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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