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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: automatically updating the NL mailing list page?
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 17:25:06 GMT

On May 11, 2012, at 9:08 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:

> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> As we gain more approvals for native language mailing lists, I'm
>>> wondering
>>>> if there is any way for us -- through collecting information elsewhere
>>>> somehow? -- to automatically update the NL mailing list page:
>>>> 
>>>> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/native-lang.html
>>>> 
>>>> so we wouldn't have as much manual record keeping.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> It seems like there is a small set of facts:
>>> 
>>> - language name (in English)
>>> - language name  (in native language)
>>> - list name
>>> - list type (user, dev or general)
>>> - moderators
>>> 
>>> If this were encoded in XML you could use XSLT to generate the webpage,
>>> 
>> 
>> yes...I just don't where to get the information...I will be working on
>> this...along with some other similar items...
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> -Rob
>>> 
>>>> I'm just throwing this out in case anyone has any insights...
>>>> 
>>>> If not, I will try to get on #asinfra soon and ask about this.
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> 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
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 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 I had a little conversation with some of the infra folks yesterday on
> #asfinfra about this, and the suggestion was to do some scripting to deal
> with mailing list information collection in our cms build scripts(???).
> This means nothing to me as I don't know anything about how our build
> scripts work. I will add this to our "Help Wanted" page and see if someone
> would like to further investigate. It might be a fun project for a new
> volunteer! :)

I understand conceptually, it is similar to other methods like download pages, news feeds,
download stats and other information that can be periodically updated.

This fits with Ariel's email about site structure, if ${LANG}/mailinglists/ isn't there it
ought to be.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> 
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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


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