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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject Adding Blog Authors (was RE: Apache OpenOffice Templates and Extensions new sites)
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:27:41 GMT
Marcus,

I note that <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11130> has made no progress.

I also notice that my blogs.apache.org Roller account has a different password than my ASF
User ID account. (My Apache ID is used as my Roller Username.  I don't think that is a requirement).
 

When I log in I see a list of blogs I can edit, manage, or configure.  The only blog that
is listed is the Apache OpenOffice one and I am shown as having AUTHOR permissions.  

Since this was all created when we were incubating and I think Rob Weir took care of it, I
have no idea what the ceremony is.

Marcus, do you have MANAGE privileges or something different than AUTHOR?

There seems to be a chicken-and-egg problem.  I see no means to sign up via a blog-page form,
so someone must seed the account with AUTHOR permissions for <https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/>.


I have added a comment to the JIRA INFRA request.  

If anyone has insight on how to activate an author, please say so.  Also, do we know how to
have administrative permission for the OOo blog?

 - Dennis



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 08:16
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice Templates and Extensions new sites
> 
> In the past I could add new users to the blog but this time I had to
> open a ticket for Infra:
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11130
> 
> Please be patient.
> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
> 
> Am 01/27/2016 04:47 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
> > thanks Marcus.
> > I'd like to upload it myself, so that I can add some pics too.
> > Can you provide me with an account?
> >
> > Roberto
> >
> > 2016-01-27 15:51 GMT+01:00 Marcus<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>:
> >
> >> Thanks for the text. Looks good and should be definitely go to our
> blog.
> >> So, do you want to blog this on your own (then you need access) or
> should I
> >> do this for you (then with my name as author)?
> >>
> >> Marcus
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Am 01/26/2016 06:56 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
> >>
> >>> Draft blog post, see below. I couldn't upload a draft version since
> I do
> >>> not have (yet) access to the blog.
> >>>
> >>> Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates New Sites
> >>>
> >>> Since 2012 SourceForge has been distributing Apache OpenOffice
> downloads
> >>> and actively maintaining both Apache OpenOffice Extensions
> >>> <https://extensions.openoffice.org>   and Templates
> >>> <https://templates.openoffice.org>   sites. I wrote a couple of
> short blog
> >>> <https://sourceforge.net/blog/new-apache-openoffice-sites/>posts
> >>> <
> >>> http://robertogaloppini.net/2016/01/12/about-contributing-to-apache-
> openoffice/
> >>>>
> >>> about the changes that affect end- users.
> >>>
> >>> Extensions that have not been updated in a while report the
> following
> >>> message: "Warning message This extension was not updated recently.
> It
> >>> might
> >>> not work with latest versions of OpenOffice." See for example how
> looks
> >>> like the old Oracle PDF Importer
> >>> <
> >>> http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/oracle-pdf-import-
> extension-openoffice-3x
> >>>> .
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Registered users see an additional notice on unmaintained extensions
> that
> >>> allows them to contact the original author and apply for a co-
> maintainer
> >>> role. Co-maintainers can edit the extension description and create
> >>> releases.
> >>>
> >>> Registration emails and password related communications are now
> delivered
> >>> in the language chosen by the user. It worth to add that we are more
> than
> >>> happy to provide .po files to whoever is willing to help with
> >>> translations.
> >>> If need will arise we'll consider the possibility to upload
> localization
> >>> files to the Apache Pootle server so that existing translation teams
> can
> >>> help and the site can be translated into more than the current three
> >>> languages (English, French, German).
> >>>
> >>> Recovering passwords has been simplified to cover cases where users
> had
> >>> difficulties in resetting their passwords: users receive an email in
> their
> >>> language with a simple link to reset their password with no further
> steps.
> >>>
> >>> Sites have been converted to use a more efficient anti-spam system
> that
> >>> will improve handling by extensions maintainers: the system will not
> >>> trigger anti-spam warnings and page unpublishing when the author
> modifies
> >>> a
> >>> popular extension.
> >>>
> >>> *Changes users facing*.
> >>>
> >>> *The new extensions home<http://extensions.openoffice.org/>   *has
a
> >>> strong
> >>> focus on the search box, a brand new logo, and an overall redesigned
> look
> >>> and feel, where all menu items have icons for better readability.
> >>>
> >>> *The new templates home*<http://templates.openoffice.org/>   is
> similar to
> >>> the Apache OpenOffice Extensions site, with a similar redesigned
> look and
> >>> feel and different colors to highlight which application a given
> template
> >>> can be applied to.
> >>>
> >>> *The new administrative interface* includes a navigation bar at the
> top
> >>> for
> >>> Extensions’ authors that links to the most common actions. We also
> >>> improved
> >>> the GUI, making it more intuitive for uploading extensions.
> >>>
> >>> *Search* has been completely redesigned too. It’s worth mentioning
> that
> >>> there are other changes sprinkled here and there, including an alert
> for
> >>> outdated extensions that provides an easy way to contact the
> original
> >>> author.
> >>>
> >>> 2016-01-13 23:28 GMT+01:00 Marcus<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>:
> >>>
> >>> Am 01/12/2016 09:17 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
> >>>>
> >>>> Over the last few months we have been busy redesigning the Apache
> >>>>> OpenOffice Templates and Extensions experience, basically
> incorporating
> >>>>> feedback and simplifying the existing procedures.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> As a result both sites are now easy to use both for end-users -
> see how
> >>>>> prominent is the search or how using different colors we made
> trivial to
> >>>>> understand for which application a given template has been
> designed for
> >>>>> -
> >>>>> and admins - the most common actions are all in a top bar, and
> uploading
> >>>>> is
> >>>>> now trivial.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> In the process we redesigned the look and feel, iconized all menu
> items
> >>>>> and
> >>>>> more.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I wrote a quick blog post at my blog, see
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> http://robertogaloppini.net/2016/01/12/about-contributing-to-
> apache-openoffice/
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>> thanks a lot for this great news and improvement. If there is still
> room
> >>>> in your daily schedule then a new post in our blog would be great,
> too.
> >>>> ;-)
> 
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