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From Martin Cooper <>
Subject Re: Moving Struts 1 Doc to Confluence
Date Sat, 26 Dec 2009 17:55:22 GMT
On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Paul Benedict <> wrote:
> Thanks Martin and Wendy for your replies.
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Martin Cooper <> wrote:
>> If you're concerned about the need for committership, then certainly
>> the bar is a bit higher than just filing an iCLA. However, it's
>> absolutely possible to gain committership for documentation, rather
>> than code. I can think of two people, off the top of my head, who have
>> been given committership in Struts primarily for documentation, at
>> least initially. If there are people who are contributing patches for
>> the docs, then perhaps we should be looking at that.
> I didn't know people could be given committer rights to only
> documentation. Last time I probed this topic, I was told (and the
> email thread exists somewhere) that there are no such thing as partial
> rights -- you get to commit access to everything (or nothing) under
> the struts group.

That's not what I meant. Sorry if I wasn't clear. It's still true that
commit access is for all of the Struts repo and not for pieces of it.
What I meant is that people can earn commit rights on the basis of
their work on documentation. Merit is not confined only to code.

Martin Cooper

> Since Confluence is a different system, perhaps
> things became more lenient when I wasn't looking.
>> One other option that comes to mind is Sidewiki. I haven't actually
>> played with this myself yet, but it seems like it might be an
>> interesting option for allowing anyone to add content and comments
>> alongside the official docs. Anyone have an opinion on how viable, or
>> otherwise, this might be?
> I wasn't hoping to open up a new wiki discussion ;-) but I do remember
> some committers saying they're unhappy with Confluence. If all of
> Struts could put their documentation in one place, I am willing to go
> wherever the group decides.
>> So I guess what I'm saying is that no, I don't think I have "technical
>> objections", but I think there might be other alternatives worth
>> discussing too. Migrating the docs would not be an easy task!
> Yes, I don't look forward to it, but I think keeping it in SVN is akin
> to being frozen in an ice-berg. Even I hate editing it. Anyway, with
> the help of Lukasz, I hope it is easier.
> Paul
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