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From Paolo Castagna <>
Subject Re: Survey of existing Apache CMS-based sites
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:32:52 GMT

Dave Reynolds wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 00:30 +0000, Ian Dickinson wrote:
>> Summary
>> As far as I can tell, there are no complex sites built just using the
>> facilities of the Apache CMS. The issue is either avoided by referencing
>> external documentation, typically on wikis, or addressed by using build
>> tools to assemble the sites. The only build tool I found in use in this
>> quick survey was Forrest.
> I'd rather not have to learn a complex build tool for documentation :(


I did not mention (nor recommend for the all website) Maven site generation
for a similar reason. However, it's an option.

> Surprising there's not a more mature but simple solution. However, it
> seems like there's enough template-include type machinery in the CMS to
> allow us to maintain some form of two level nav structure without
> massive pain. That would probably be enough. Certainly a step up on what
> we already have.
> If there's an alternative of just running our own Wiki somewhere outside
> the Apache constraints that would be fine by me but sounds like that's a
> non-option.
> Dave

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