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From Yue Helen <helenyu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Extensions/Templates Sites: State of the art
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:50:33 GMT
Just tried to download one template...very nice!

2012/3/21 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Roberto Galoppini <rgaloppini@geek.net>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Here is a quick recap of what we at SourceForge have been doing over
> > the last weeks to help the Apache Open Office community and what we
> > plan to do in the near future.
> >
> > - Full analysis of the configurations and setup of the Extensions and
> > Templates sites, to better understand existing and potential future
> > issues;
> >
> > - Maintenance and updates to he Drupal modules of the two sites; (this
> > included the update of the Drupal 5 platform to work with PHP 5.3)
> >
> > - Analysis of the performance issues of the sites replacing the caching
> systems;
> >
> > - Transparent Redirects to the SourceForge mirror for uploads' and
> > downloads' operations to enabling a faster download and reducing
> > significantly the load on the Drupal servers;
> >
> > - Rewriting all parts of the sites depending on
> > extensions/templates.services.openoffice.org URLs;
> > (the actual extensions/templates.openoffice.org can be relocated at
> > any other URL the community might like);
> >
> > - Allowing users to login both with the openoffice.org accounts and
> > with local accounts;
> > (in order to manage smoothly the shutdown of Oracle infrastructure);
> >
> > - Automatic conversion of openoffice.org users' accounts to local
> accounts;
> > (all users who actually logged in before Oracle shutdown were hence
> > migrated seamless)
> >
> > - Creation of new accounts directly as local accounts and not as an
> > account at openoffice.org;
> >
> > - Managing the transition of active users to the new system by direct
> > mailing them prior to the receipt of  users' accounts; (we needed to
> > do that in order to avoid the risk of having active users out of the
> > system for some days)
> >
> > What's next:
> >
> > 1 - We plan to Migrats all users right away, providing them also with
> > some interesting info (e.g. extensions/templates recently created,
> > statistics, etc)
> >
> > 2 - Help market AOO Extensions and Templates, e.g. interviewing
> > creators and sharing the news via our media. Our community growth
> > hacker and Apache member Rich Bowen will be happy to help with that.
> >
> > I wish also to take the chance here to thanks Ross Gardler, who
> > mentored us through the collaboration process, Rob Weir for his inputs
> > and support, and Gavin McDonald and the whole Infra team, who provided
> > us with all necessary information, often getting help in turn from
> > Andrew Rist (who was also supportive and helpful).
> >
> > I think it's also appropriate to give credit to our SiteOp team,
> > especially Jacob Morman who was the owner of the activity on our side,
> > and Wayne Davison who worked hard, deployed new servers, and went
> > above and beyond the call of duty in getting this deployed quickly.
> > Our engineering team did a lot of work especially, Dave Brondsema was
> > also of great help, enabling our Allura open source forge to deliver
> > on performance. We’re also very grateful to Antonio DeMarco the
> > contractor who actually turned all our specifications and fix requests
> > into a working platform. And I’s also like to thank Mark Ramm who
> > helped mobilize and organize the engineering, contractor, and site
> > operations work so that we could get this done quickly. Last but not
> > least, I wish to say thank to Andrea Pescetti, who actually provided
> > us with all details about how those websites work.
> >
>
> +1 and thanks to all that helped.  And especially, to you Roberto, for
> having the original idea that SourceForge might help, and then
> perusing that idea, especially through the chaos of the ooo-dev list!
>
> -Rob
>
> > Roberto
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