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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Podling website - Synchronicity
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:07:21 GMT
I think there needs to be something at the web page, even if an indirect to the fledgling podling
status page at <>.

Anything better than "this space intentionally left blank" for now.

 - Dennis


That's funny.  I have maintained part of a Moin Moin wiki that way. 
(See the page footer at <>.  I also host
web pages in the SVN repo directly too, and they are also authored off-line and checked-in
as updates.) 

I have to watch for merging any direct changes that are made to the wiki, but the "master"
is in a project under an SVN repository.  It is much easier to edit the markdown off-line
and not deal with issues of trying to use the in-browser editor for everything.

Of course, Moin Moin won't pull from the SVN repo, so bringing updates to the wiki is by copy-paste
into the browser editor.  Heh.  Not good for extensive projects.  And easy to allow to go
dormant in favor of easier things to do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Gardler [] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 07:30
Subject: Re: Podling website

On 15/06/2011 15:19, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Greg Stein<>  wrote:
>> Anakia is "sooooo last decade" technology and has some requirements
>> for everybody that wants to use it (eg. java :-)
>> If the new CMS can be used, then I'd recommend going with that. It
>> would be nice to get the community working with that today, as it
>> should be a good tool to use in the long-term. (Anakia gets to be a
>> pain for larger sites)
>> The CMS is newer than that documentation, which may be why it "prefers"
>> anakia.
>> Please take a look, and I can help with any authz bits or other setup
>> (just lemme know what I need to do).
>> IOW, my +1 is for the CMS. If we find that the community doesn't like
>> it, then we can make another choice for the long-term site.
> With the CMS, would we also need to check in the generated site into SVN?
> Or do we deploy "live" from the CMS? I assume this is the later, which would
> be a lot simpler.

The markdown is in subversion. You can edit it either offline and commit 
or you can use (a fairly basic) web UI. From the webUI you can publish 
the site, but there are also scripts to enable you to do it from the 
command line.

> Can you point me to a project that uses this for their project's website,
> something that I can look at and potentially use a boilerplate for our site?

I recently built the boilerplate for the Rave podling (which in turn was 
stolen from another podling, Clerrezza I think). If you checkout and look over 
the history you'll get an idea of how we built the site up for that 
podling. The first commit is a fairly bare bones template you could 
reuse with just a little find/replace.

Once you have this template in place you need to ask infrastructure (via 
a JIRA ticket) to turn on the site publishing features.

As an ASF committer you can check out the UI of some of the foundation 
wide sites, such as (you need the 
bookmarklet from the bottom of



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