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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Rationalizing two OpenOffice websites
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2011 01:17:53 GMT
Why don't you just decide to make the current ooo-site live,
and tell infra to change dns for to point
at it?

I've made some performance enhancements to the CMS today so
web checkouts will only take a few seconds as opposed to 30min.

Also I will be working on your site's build because it is in a
terrible state, but that will take more time.

----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Weir <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2011 7:55 PM
> Subject: Re: Rationalizing two OpenOffice websites
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Dave Fisher <> 
> wrote:
>>  On Dec 11, 2011, at 2:09 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>  On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Dave Fisher 
> <> wrote:
>>>  <snip>
>>>>  I've already answered. I've been very clear. Nothing has 
> stopped others from working on ooo-site.
>>>  I apologize if I was not clear.  I'm not interested in editing
>>  And I happen to think that this is absolute nonsense. ooo-site will be 
> when the time comes. Waiting is a bogus excuse.
> To the extent that you continue to not understand what I am saying I
> will continue to repeat myself, attempting various ways of
> reformulating my point.
> I want to update  I do not want to update only
> your test server.  I want the changes I make now to be reflected on
> the public, user facing website after a simple staging
> and publication stage, i.e., near real time, no more than a few
> minutes delay.  That is what the project needs.  This is what we all
> need. The fact that we can can easily update ooo-site, a staging
> website that no user actually ever sees is a partial success only.
> What I hear you saying is that we're free to update the data in
> /ooo-site and that will then appear on the test staging server.  That
> is nice.  But the changes that you, me and others have made on that
> content is not being seen by real users.  It is stuck in limbo.  We
> can invite committers to stick more content into limbo, of course, to
> queue it up for publication at some indeterminate point in the future.
>   But I'm more interested in what we need to do to get the content out
> of limbo and live on  How do we complete this?
> So this is not about ooo-site.  This is about the complete publication
> pipeline.  That is  what matters for the PPMC's ability to properly
> manage the website.  Nothing is live until the PPMC
> can effectively update the real site.
> Remember, what our users have on is very wrong in
> many places.  We're continuing every day to harm the project if that
> content remains as-is and is not replaced by accurate project
> information.   The fact that some of the content is corrected in SVN
> or on ooo-site is not enough.
> If at all possible, I'd urge us to take a "release early, release
> often" approach to the website migration rather than a "big bang
> integration" approach.
> What is the minimum that really needs to be done to make this site go
> live?   And how can I, and anyone else who is interested in
> accelerating this work, help?
> -Rob

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