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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Website
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:36:11 GMT
Best bet is to put it to the vote - create a Jira. I'll make sure we get 
input from Hadoop PMC and core team members.

Patrick

James Strachan wrote:
> 2008/7/22 Hiram Chirino <hiram@hiramchirino.com>:
>> Lol.. Apache infrastructure supports multiple wiki backends.  It's up
>> to the project to pick which one you want to you.  You currently have
>> picked MoinMoin, but you could have easily picked Confluence, just
>> like these other Apache projects did:
>>
>> http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/dashboard.action
> 
> FWIW I've been on plenty of apache projects that started on MoinMoin,
> then realised down the line how much better Confluence is - then went
> through the wiki migration pain.
> 
> Tools like wikis are personal things; and folks tend to prefer to use
> the tool they know. But its worth seriously thinking about which wiki
> you want up front - before you realise down the line that you wanna
> switch. Just because the rest of hadoop uses MoinMoin doesn't mean you
> have to follow suit; all wikis can link to each other nicely. And
> there might be some hadoop folks who are not exactly head over heals
> about MoinMoin.
> 
> All I'm gonna say is I've used both heavily and far prefer Confluence
> hands down; it means you can avoid all the Forest stuff; Confluence
> can auto-export its content to make a rather nice static HTML site for
> you; keeping your website and wiki clean, updated and fresh. Plus you
> can then reuse the same wiki markup inside your issue tracker (JIRA) -
> so you don't need to remember multiple wiki formats. Finally, there's
> great JIRA macros in confluence for creating lovely release notes in
> your website; or the snippet macros to link to fragments of test cases
> in your online documentation (so your documentation gets unit tested).
> 
> Having said all that - its up to you guys to pick something you're
> happy with - so I'll bow out now and leave you to it :)
> 

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