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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Feedback on the CMS
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 18:32:55 GMT
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM, 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.

Wow.  Impressive stats.  I know I use it nearly on a daily basis.

> 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?

It works for me.

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

For the novice, it would be useful to have more guidance text on what
to do next.   So maybe a streamlined "easy" interface, and then the
full version.

> 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?

There is a live markdown preview of changes, but none given for HTML
pages.  Since most of the site is still HTML, this
would be very useful and help catch errors before staging.

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

In the web interface, something that would poll the build and
automatically refresh to the staging server when the build is

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

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