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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Doing the main site first (was Re: Proposal to move docs to Apache CMS)
Date Sat, 05 May 2012 18:31:30 GMT

On May 5, 2012, at 11:02 AM, Joe Schaefer wrote:

> Speaking with Daniel on IRC this morning convinced
> me that pushing for docs CMS adoption at this point
> remains a hard sell.  We both agreed that migrating
> the main site first to the CMS would be better for all
> concerned, so let's go that route for now and come back
> to docs once everyone has had a chance to play with
> the CMS on a production site that they actually care about.
> Since the site is a standard Anakia thingy, we have
> migration tools that will convert the xml to markdown,
> and I talked Daniel into coming up with a simple django
> template for the site.  That means we can use the CMS's
> standard perl build stuff instead of the largeish collection
> of java utils that generate the html- its a whole lot
> simpler and faster in practice once the docs have been
> migrated.
> We can leave any .html and .txt documents as-is, they
> won't be changed by the build.   Another thing I'd like
> to see us do is move the download.cgi script out of the
> doctree and into a separate cgi-bin/ dir, just so we can
> actually practice what we preach ;-).  The CMS fully
> supports that.
> Anyhow if we can find consensus on this plan we can take
> this back to dev@ and look for general approval.

Yes, this is the right way to go as a first step. +1

Rich Bowen :: @rbowen

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