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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Moving the incubator web site to the CMS
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:07:04 GMT
Hi...

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 September 2011 18:03, Mohammad Nour El-Din
> <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi...
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 9:03 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 16 September 2011 19:28, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> In an effort to reduce the number of procedures vying for neurons in
>>>> my memory, I think it would be good if we went ahead and CMS-ed the
>>>> incubator website. I'm willing to help Joe with this, and he suggested
>>>> that I post this message looking for other contributors to the effort.
>>
>> Please count me in. Did you discuss any procedures for this effort, I
>> mean are we going to do it manually or we need to automate it somehow
>> ?
>>
>>>
>>> The incubator site currently in incubator/public/trunk is the source
>>> for only part of the files under /www/incubator.apache.org/.
>>> The other files are either maintained manually by podlings, or some
>>> use svn pub sub.
>>>
>>> Is that mixture going to cause a problem?
>>> Perhaps it would be worth considering rearranging the layout so that
>>> the podling trees were distinct from the main incubator site and
>>> status files.
>>
>> I think that would be easier when it is CMSed, AFAIU of how the CMS
>> works, for new podlings write access would be given to Mentors and
>> they will have to add/update relevant Incubator pages which is more
>> easy to do on CMS.
>
> I was referring to the fact that the podling *web-site* is at
>
> /incubator/podling
>
> which is part of the Incubator site.
>
> There should be no problem updating podling *status pages* under
> /incubator/projects/, which are part of the incubator/public SVN.

My wrong :).

>
> However, /incubator/podling *web sites* are created in various
> different ways and have different SVN source.
> Apart from the huge extra conversion effort, I don't think we should
> force podlings to use CMS.
>
>>>
>>> Also, what about clutch? That currently depends on being able to read
>>> some XML files.
>>
>> Although I have another long term idea for that, but it can be updated
>> to read the relevant pages of Incubator CMS, and I am also very
>> willing to help in that.
>
> I think we should base clutch on a separate simple summary file, which
> is then used to create various aspects of the CMS site, as well as
> being used for other purpose. The CMS syntax is very flexible, and
> harder to parse.
>
> Having a purpose-designed podling status file would make Clutch's job
> much easier, as well as being easier to edit.
> For example, now when a podling graduates, the entry has to be moved
> from one section to another.
> A dedicated status file would just required changing the status entry.
>
>>>
>>> There is a lot of work involved in converting everything successfully.
>>
>> Indeed, thats why Benson is asking for contributors ;).
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Thanks
>> - Mohammad Nour
>> ----
>> "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"
>> - Albert Einstein
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Thanks
- Mohammad Nour
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