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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Flex community website
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 05:59:54 GMT
Hi Brent,

I'm trying to find out what your exact needs are...

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 3:28 AM, Brent Arnold <brent@brentarnold.com> wrote:
> I agree that this list *is* the community, but what does the "face" of
> Apache Flex look like when it's out of incubator status? When I go to a
> website like http://camel.apache.org, and then go to http://www.flex.org,
> which one looks more appealing? (no offense to Camel). Sure, both websites
> offer information on a product, but looking at text-based websites is
> just...boring...

So IIUC you think that

a) The layout of http://incubator.apache.org/flex/ should be improved?
b) To be appealing, a website needs to use Flash?

a) is easy, the website is found under
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/site/trunk/ and people
are welcome to submit patches.

As for b), the Apache CMS used to build that website can obviously
serve swf files, is there more to it?

> ...Non-Apache committers can still checkout the site in svn and submit patches
> to the list. Otherwise they may access the CMS using username anonymous and
> an empty password and use the Mail Diff feature mentioned above to send
> patches to the list from the CMS.
>
> I think how unappealing that is for anyone wanting to contribute videos,
> tutorials, documentation, links to examples, etc. There's no sense of when
> content goes live, what the appeal process is if initial committers oppose
> it, etc....

I agree that a faster way for people to contribute to a community
website is good.

As others have said, we can get a wiki by just asking for it, running
on either MoinMoin of Confluence. Something that's worked well in
other projects is to use the wiki as a scratchpad where people can
easily contribute all types of content, and have committers cureate
and move the best of that to the main project's website.

-Bertrand

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