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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Is it worth looking at Confluence Wiki Again?
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:50:42 GMT
On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Pedro F. Giffuni <>wrote:

> Hello;
> --- On Tue, 9/6/11, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> > Pedro has already gone over to check
> > with Infrastructure about doing a test.
> >
> ...
> >
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> >
> Yes, here is the post I sent to the infrastructure guys.
> I guess they have the MW data and the confluence know-how
> but it will probably take some time to evaluate this so
> we cannot discard the MediaWiki VM just yet.
> Pedro.
> ________
> Hi guys;
> Sometime ago I suggested this utility on the ooo-dev list:
> I didn't follow up on it because, as you know, there was a
> volunteer from the OOo community doing the MediaWiki
> configuration.
> Since the volunteer has left, perhaps infra could do a test
> conversion? This would probably not go as well as the bugzilla
> conversion but I think it would make it easier since we
> wouldn't have to find another admin and have the extra problems
> related to adapting new software to the Apache Infrastructure.
> Let me know if using this would be viable and you would like me
> to raise a JIRA issue.

My recommendation (FWIW) would be to pass this on to infrastructure. Despite
the enormous respect I have for what it took to get MediaWiki up and running
for OpenOffice in the past, AND the amount of recent work that Terry did, I
can fully understand Rob's reasoning on this. As a group, we need to face
the fact that things are not what they used to be , and utliize the existing
expertise that's available to Apache OO.o now.

Setbacks are very disheartening but we do need to learn from them I think.
It's unfortunate that exploring this alternate possibility may be construed
as ignoring and killing someone's efforts though -- LOTS of effort I might
add. I feel very very badly about that.  Unfortunately, this seems to be
the nature of much reorganization, especially a reorganization on this

So, you have my +1 on filing an issue to infra to explore this conversion.

> Pedro.


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