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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Feedback on the CMS
Date Sun, 13 May 2012 15:50:59 GMT

On 05/12/2012 08:49 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> While I don't quite grok what you are having issue with
> regarding mdtext pages,  I can give you an example of how
> to link to some named element within the current page:
>      [Link text](#name)
> where "name" is the id or name of the element you want
> to link to.
> More generally I've explained a few more of the UI design
> elements just now at

Well I wasn't as clear as I could have been either. :/

When I use the CMS bookmarklet to edit one of the mdtext pages, I am 
presented with a very limited set of "functions" I can use vis a vis the 
toolbar presented to me. And the WMD link presented,,

doesn't seem to work -- I was going to use this to get to more information.

So thanks for the info you provided above. Because I couldn't get 
anywhere with the WMD link, I wasn't sure what to do. Maybe I put more 
thought into this then was needed, though...I guess i could have just 
entered markdown directly.

> The CMS build scripts really don't need much explaining
> as they don't actually contain very much rendering logic themselves,
> all that information is in the per-project site's trunk/lib/
> and trunk/lib/

OK, well then, something that was suggested to me vis a vis using the 
build scripts to generate some dynamic elements in a page, might not 
work. This is a "down the road" project and something that would be nice 
for us but not absolutely needed now. I will get back on some options 
regarding this type of thing later. Higher priority items right now...

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Kay Schenk<>
>> To:
>> Cc:
>> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:56 AM
>> Subject: Re: Feedback on the CMS
>> 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:
>> WOW!
>>>   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!
>> -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>> "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


"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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