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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Wiki for the project
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:35:29 GMT

On Jun 14, 2011, at 3:08 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> Note the requirements here under "Using a wiki to Create Documentation".  It
> looks like we need to restrict write access to that wiki to those who have
> returned iCLA's to Apache.
> I wonder if this becomes easier if we segregate the documentation onto its
> own wiki?

Yes. See

I suggested ooo-dev and ooo-user as different spaces because 

(1) The list of who edits and who comments can differ.

(2) It is not known what Wiki our user facing community will really want to use while ooo-dev
wants a wiki now.


> -Rob
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
>>>> If we want to have different groups of users with update rights we
>>>> should definitely have two wikis.
>>>> See for the instructions regarding
>>>> confluence.
>>>> We could start with the following confluence wiki spaces:
>>>> (1) ooo-dev - for developer facing documentation.
>>>> (2) ooo-user - for a prospective user wiki. We can debate whether
>>>> confluence, MediaWiki, moinmoin or ? are best by experimenting with
>>>> various approaches.
>>> I don't understand, you just said you would start to create a
>>> Confluence ooo-user space to debate whether to use a different
>>> engine?
>>> There is probably overlap between (1) and (2) so it needs to
>>> be clearly defined what goes where. With (1) you are probably
>>> referring to core development (coding OOo), but there is also
>>> extension development (using UNO to develop extra functionality)
>>> or office automation that probably are better placed in (2) (for
>>> the developer-user).
>> For (1) you understand me correctly. This is the space we need now to start
>> doing all the planning and development blueprints.
>> For (2) I mean a possible way to handle the package user and/or developer
>> user documentation that will be migrated from the wiki at
>> BTW - It should not be hard to move content between two confluence spaces
>> if it is put in the wrong location.
>>> If we plan to reuse existing wiki content for docs, it would be
>>> easiest to continue to use MediaWiki (if this is an option)
>>> since this is where all content currently is. A lot of the
>>> content in the docs section uses MW features like
>>> subpages, auto page lists, templates/transclusions etc that
>>> may be cumbersome to migrate.
>> To use MediaWiki someone will need to contribute at infrastructure-dev.
>> Otherwise it is moinmoin or confluence. I don't care so much, but confluence
>> is well supported here at Apache so it is an easy choice.
>> For (3) the options are greater and we can change.
>> I know we need (1) and it is not much harder to do (2) and (3)
>> prospectively and let the rest of the PPMC decide.
>> Here is the jira issue:  (INFRA-3684) Create 3 CWiki Spaces for OpenOffice
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>> Frank

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