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From Graham Lauder ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Propose to Integrate Old OO Wiki and New AOO Wiki
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:06:28 GMT
> On 6/5/12 5:11 AM, Kevin Grignon wrote:
> > KG01 - See comments inline.
> > 
> > On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM, chengjh <chengjh@apache.org> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> We see,the old OpenOffice.org wiki
> >> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Main_Page  has accumulated
> >> plenty of valuable information,including planning,function
> >> specification,technical documents and so on..Currently,the planning and
> >> project tracking parts have been moved to
> >> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Wiki+Home,that
> >> means a
> >> new start of the project.Because the two wikis are two different wiki
> >> software systems,moreover, there are existing different writing styles
> >> between them and writers need accounts for them respectively, it is not
> >> convenient for writers to write wiki articles when switching between
> >> them...
> > 
> > KG01 - Yes, attempting to manage and maintain content on two wikis is
> > painful and inefficient.
> 
> it would be indeed nice to have only one wiki. We have unresolved issues
> with the old wiki content (unclear licenses) but MediaWiki as underlying
> wiki software offers more features as far as I can see and the editing
> is smoother for me. Very useful extensions are used in several places
> all over the wiki.
> 
> If possible I would prefer to move forward with MediaWiki
> 
> Juergen

+1 for going with Mediawiki simply because of it's feature set. 

Cheers
G



> 
> > So, I propose to create a new wiki for developers to record
> > 
> >> technical documents,technical review,proposals/ideas,function
> >> specification and design,and so on by sub-project categories, for
> >> example,we can move the scope of teams section from the old OO wiki to
> >> the new wiki, or *extend the scope of 
> >> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Wiki+Hometo
> >> include these areas.
> > 
> > KG01 - While I appreciate that there is a focus on "development" in the
> > open source world, I would suggest that the effort is much broader. I
> > personally prefer open source product development ;) Delivering
> > sustainable, compelling and delightful products is the domain of an
> > interdisciplinary team, not just technical folks. Any future wiki
> > strategy should address the needs of all project stakeholders and
> > contributors.
> > 
> >> *Thus, in the future,the new wiki will only keep a
> >> link to the old OO wiki which takes as the history data and continue to
> >> accumulate new project data to benefit the project and
> >> contributors..Please comment...thanks.
> > 
> > KG01 - Archiving older content as is, and including references from the
> > new wiki makes sense. A one-time migration of relevant data would be
> > important, however, any older content could be left as is in the
> > archives. To help differentiate old versus new, we might consider a
> > different tool. As a better user experience is important, this seems
> > like a good time to move to a newer wiki tool.
> > 
> >> --
> >> 
> >> Best Regards,Jianhong Cheng

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