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From André Malo>
Subject Re: Proposal to move docs to Apache CMS
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 21:40:22 GMT
* Nóirín Plunkett wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Joe Schaefer has proposed that we move our documentation to the Apache
> > CMS(?) system (or at least try it out with a copy of trunk). From what
> > I have gathered with my discussion with Joe, this move would allow for
> > certain different ways of managing our documentation:
> I, for one, welcome our new CMS overlords :-)
> Seriously though, the hassle of checking out the docs tree, finding
> the build tree, remembering where I'm meant to check that out to, ...
> is, well, a hassle.

Well. There's not effort needed for *that* hassle. It's documented on the 
docs-project pages (since ever). [1] [2]

OTOH, remembering where the CMS is and how it works, would actually be a 
hassle for *me* (and I'd guess, various developers trying to write 
documentation while writing code, too [which should be encouraged!]).

More thoughts on this (unsorted):

- Also it's a nice thing to check in documentation together with code. From 
  time to time patches arrive that way. In fact, I'd rather support more of 

- Oh, patches. How does the CMS deal with those in general? Do I need to 
  apply them manually then in a browser window?

- Which leads to the next point: I've never used the CMS. How does it play 
  together with my own editor?

- How does the CMS play along with the other build targets (CHM, tarball). I 
  guess, it does not at all (CHM needs windows in very specific 
  configurations). So we still need a separate build system then?

- How does the CMS handle the build output? (e.g. ./ de emits the 
  outdated de-translations at the end)


[1] *Sigh* I'm wondering, why so many people here don't know about OUR 
    docs-project pages.

[2] Not everybody needs to run the build system (some people don't even have 
    java on their box). Someone else will run it then at the next 
    opportunity. In fact, it's encouraged that you run it only on languages 
    you understand enough.

If God intended people to be naked, they would be born that way.
  -- Oscar Wilde

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