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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS][wiki] Migration (was Re: Who Wants to build OpenOffice?)
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:02:06 GMT
My understanding that it really is a test build and it has *not* been maintained in synchronization
with the operating version.  So if that system started to be used as a production
instance separate from, it would be a fork and there would be some issues with

Also, I don't believe that would be an acceptable arrangement for Apache Infrastructure, for
important operational reasons.  Someone from there can explain the rules for having a MediaWiki
server being sustained.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Richards [] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 08:32
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS][wiki] Migration (was Re: Who Wants to build OpenOffice?)

As far as point 2, I thought Terry had completed the all of the migration
work and all that was left was to create a final export and cut over the DNS
entries? In my mind, if there is already a lot of content on the MW and the
Apache Foundation allows us to continue to use it, why not?

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Pedro F. Giffuni <>
> wrote:
> > Hmm ...
> > It looks like  I missed where the decision to use MediiaWiki and
> deprecate confluence
> > was taken. I guess it was arranged with infra as long as MW is up to date
> and
> > the extensions are documented.
> >
> > I am not complaining though: it sounds like lazy consensus in action plus
> we can
> > always change mind later on and try the conversion script.
> >
> Do you have a counter-argument?   I think the factors are at play were:
> 1) We have a huge amount of content already in MediaWiki from the
> legacy project. Although it might be converted to Confluence, the
> effort would be large.
> on the other hand
> 2) MediaWiki was not supported by Apache Infrastructure and getting it
> supported and migrated would require a lot of admin work
> So far, it looks like the admin effort has made more progress than the
> translation effort.   Maybe not a final decision, but that is how it
> looks to me today.
> -Rob
> > Pedro.


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