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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][wiki] Migration (was Re: Who Wants to build OpenOffice?)
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:53:07 GMT

On Sep 5, 2011, at 5:00 PM, Matt Richards wrote:

> One lurking question (suppose its also a decision) is content wise is there
> a plan to transition the content on the current wiki over
> to confluence? I'm gathering there are some licensing/community related
> issues with doing so. But it seems kind of redundant/confusing to have two
> wikis for one project. I thought OOOUsers would contain similar information
> to what is now on the wiki?

The OOOUsers CWiki was created when the project started Apache Incubation so that we could
have a Wiki and start planning. The community has an understandable preference for MediaWiki.
Terry E appeared later and has been doing the extremely heavy lifting of both the OOo wiki
and user forums to Apache Infrastructure. Assuming this the final transition occurs then I
think it is likely that the current OOOUsers CWiki will be converted to either the migrated
OOo MediaWiki or webpages for the project site.

Sorry for the transitional confusion. Choose which wiki you prefer for now.

Of course, this is only my opinion and others might disagree.


> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
> <>wrote:
>> [I am *intentionally* breaking this thread off of the building OOo one]
>> The wiki version reachable on Apache OOo is a test instance
>> and has not been kept synchronized with the "master" as far
>> as I know.  Changes there will be lost when we do a production cut-over.
>> (We have not staged a cut-over and staging is not defined yet.)  It is a
>> MediaWiki though.
>> If you have updates that would work on the instance, I
>> recommend that you make them there.
>> If you want to help with the definition and staging of the cut-over, it
>> might be useful to record your thoughts on OOOUSER in conjunction with Kay
>> Schenk's matrix at M
>>> .
>> Finally, at the hands-on level, I believe Terry would welcome more
>> assistance.
>> You wouldn't happen to know how to administer and preserve the OO.o Mailing
>> List system would you? [Private joke [;<) but I wish it weren't]
>> - Dennis
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Matt Richards []
>> Sent: Monday, September 05, 2011 13:49
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?
>> Now that I've built OpenOffice on Linux with moderate success, I'd like to
>> lend a helping hand with the documentation side of things. As far as I am
>> aware, the existing (maybe old now) wiki has been migrated to Apache Infra
>> (via VM). Does this content need to be moved to the confluence wikis
>> eventually? I do apologies if this is off topic, there's been so much
>> discussion going on proving difficult to follow everything all the way
>> through.
> -- 
> --Matt

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