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From Musachy Barroso <musa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: We may lose Confluence
Date Wed, 20 May 2009 17:47:06 GMT
If it comes down to the worst (we lose Confluence), what other wiki
would we use? We could always try to come up with some script to try
to port the pages.

//this might be a good chance to re-organize and clean up the documentation

musachy

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:27 AM, Martin Cooper <martinc@apache.org> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> Due to a long-standing issue with Confluence, there are discussions going on
> that could lead to us losing Confluence as a resource, both for generating
> our web site and for our wiki. This would be really bad for Struts, which is
> why I'm bringing this up now.
>
> The core issue is that we are on a very old version of Confluence, and there
> are serious scaling issues with that version. The infrastructure team very
> much wants to upgrade to the latest version of Confluence, but the issue
> there is that the Auto Export Plugin does not work with more recent versions
> than the one we are running. This is due to some structural changes that
> were made in Confluence, and the Auto Export Plugin not having been updated
> for those changes.
>
> The Auto Export Plugin is open source, but for a variety of reasons, the
> resources have not been brought to bear to update the Auto Export Plugin
> such that we can deploy it on a newer version of Confluence.
>
> If you care about our continued ability to use Confluence to generate our
> web site, and our wiki, please consider getting involved in at least the
> discussions on the infrastructure mailing lists. If you think you might be
> able to help with updating the plugin itself, your help would be very much
> appreciated. Again, joining the discussion on the infrastructure list would
> be the place to start.
>
> Personally, it horrifies me to think of how much work would be involved in
> migrating all of our content to a different wiki, let alone compensating for
> the loss of various Confluence plugins and macros (e.g. snippets).
>
> As mentioned, the Auto Export Plugin is open source, and lives here:
>
> http://code.google.com/p/couldit-autoexport/ious
>
> Your thoughts and comments can be brought up on the
> infrastructure@a.omailing list.
>
> --
> Martin Cooper
>



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