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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] New Website
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:14:10 GMT
+1 to cut over now and iterate after that... great work Grant!

Mike McCandless

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> As many of you know, I've been doing a slow burn on switching us over to the
> new ASF CMS.  I'm finally at a point where I think we are ready, for the
> most part, so I'd like to propose we make the leap and switch.  I finally
> had time to figure out a workaround for INFRA-3850 and have released the
> logjam caused by that blocker in terms of the L&F of the site.
> You can see the new site at  I've ported
> almost all of the existing sites and done a lot to make it look better in
> terms of getting the CSS right, etc.
> The new site is almost dead simple to edit:
> 1. svn co cms/trunk
> 2. svn co if you wish
> to build and test locally
> a. for details on building
> locally.  If you are on a mac, you may need some perl dependencies
> installed.
> b. cd asf-cms
> c. ./ --target-base=<path to output on local HTTPd server, I
> use ~/Sites> --source=../trunk/
> 3.  Edit the files in cms/trunk/content and cms/trunk/templates as you see
> fit.  When you are satisfied, svn commit.
> 4. Browse to the staging site to see them live.
> 5. TBD: publish to the main site.  I'll figure that out when switching and
> post.
> Markdown Reference:
> CMS Reference:
> and
> (This info is available on the site
> at:
> The whole process is 1000x easier than Forrest.  You can even edit via the
> web using a WYSWIG editor if you so desire.
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********************
> Now, here's the kicker, I'd like to switch to the new sites over this
> weekend or early next week at the latest and then iterate from there.  I
> don't have a solution for the Core versioned docs yet, but those can be
> figured out later.  Presumably we can convert them to markdown at some point
> before the next release and just maintain pointers to the old versions.
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********************
> So, I'd suggest everyone give it a pass through, fix items as they see them
> and/or otherwise pitch in and help, because I'm tired of our current site
> and how poor it makes us look.
> -Grant

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