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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Moving Struts 1 Doc to Confluence
Date Sun, 27 Dec 2009 02:03:33 GMT
On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
> Can we defer the research into another wiki? I would at least get into
> Confluence and then move everything to something new, if desired.

Sigh. Please just take 2 minutes to look at what Sidewiki is. It's not
something else we would move our content to, it's an alternative means
for the community to add content to existing pages.

--
Martin Cooper


> Paul
>
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Martin Cooper <martinc@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Thanks Martin and Wendy for your replies.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Martin Cooper <martinc@apache.org> 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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