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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: Moving Struts 1 Doc to Confluence
Date Sun, 27 Dec 2009 01:42:41 GMT
Can we defer the research into another wiki? I would at least get into
Confluence and then move everything to something new, if desired.


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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