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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: New Incubator Site branch - sources in html
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 20:50:52 GMT
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Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> For templates, having to edit the HTML code looks like more work than
> editing the relatively simply CWIKI format files.  For example, I compared
> the CWIKI for the IP Clearance form to the HTML, and considered which one
> would be nicer to edit for every PMC to clear IP.  But I don't know that I
> care too much either way.  I'm curious to know how Roy and Ken feel, since
> they had considered a switch in the past.

I feel that I'm sick of being yanked around on update-method-du-jour.
This process has gone through at least the following mutations:

1. Site kept in Forrest, can be generated locally and then result
   committed.  Process semi-documented.
2. Site kept in Forrest, but can only be generated locally IFF the
   deities of development smiled on you and you had a back-level
   version of Forrest installed locally.  Change not documented.
3. Site kept in Forrest, environment set up on Web system for generation --
   complex process, but documented.
4. Site moved to Subversion.
5. Site no longer in Forrest, generation process unknown, update process
   unknown.

I don't really care what the method is, as long as a) it's persistently
readable (the argument against Cwikiness); b) the process is clearly
documented; and c) it *stops changing*.

Maybe the Cwiki format is a dead end.  And maybe the TEMP_HTML files
can be edited with any text editor.  But the process of generating
the TEMP_HTML files from the Cwiki files is still unclear.
- --
#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar, Sanagendamgagwedweinini  http://Ken.Coar.Org/
Author, developer, opinionist      http://Apache-Server.Com/

"Millennium hand and shrimp!"
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