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From Martin Cooper <>
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 <> 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 <> wrote:
>> 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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