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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Feedback on the CMS
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 15:56:51 GMT
Hi Joe --

On 05/11/2012 11:18 AM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> With 1100 builds so far the ooo-site CMS instance
> is only 350 builds behind as the
> most-used CMS tree so far.� I monitor the CMS logs
> daily to evaluate usage and this project publishes
> about as often as all our other projects combined,
> which really makes me wonder where we'd be here if
> the org had never created the CMS in the first place.
> The ooo-site is far and away the largest instance at
> over 9GB total.� The reason I'm writing here is to
> ask general questions about user satisfaction with
> the CMS:


> 1) Is there any aspect of the CMS that needs immediate
> �� improvement?

Oddly, the area I seem to have problems with in the current environment 
is the editing of the mdtext files. I can't see to find, on the toolbar 
provided, editing features such as adding a link name for local in-page 
links for example. And I don't think I'm provided with direct access to 
mdtext from the CMS (I could be wrong about this, but I didn't see a 
way), so that's my only immediate suggestion.

I rarely use it for direct editing of, but it works 
great for that too.

> 2) Are you satisfied with the workflow, or are there areas
> �� that could stand improvement?

It's very good as far as I'm concerned. I've gotten into the habit of 
checking the buildbot to ascertain buld completion to staging, but the 
comments about notification BACK to the user would be a wonderful addition.

> 3) Is there anything that should be done to encourage more
> �� users who are not committers to use the CMS to submit patches
> �� to the list?

Comments here about automatically submitting to BZ would be super!

> 4) Are there any UI features you'd like to see implemented,
> �� either in the web interface or the publication script?

I can't think of any UI features right now except for the mdtext editing 
I mentioned in 1).

But more information/instructions on items like where our build scripts 
are, what can be done with them as for as additional customizations 
would be helpful. Again, maybe this information is out there and I just 
haven't found it yet.

> Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer a few of these!

I think it goes without saying that Apache OpenOffice greatly 
appreciates the effort infra has put into the CMS over the last few 
months to serve the project's huge needs. Thank you!


"Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
  And life has a funny way of helping you out
  Helping you out."
                             -- "Ironic", Alanis Morissette

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