Re: Meeting agenda robot

From: MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Meeting agenda robot
Date: 2008-12-23 10:03:53
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Wichert Akkerman <wichert(at)wiggy(dot)net> wrote:
> Previously Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > For the website, do not assume we stay with Plone much longer. Currently
> > you can assume we are switching to ikiwiki and have the storage in
> > git. So thats where you want to base your code on, but that should be a
> > few $VCS add/comit/push commands only.
> Out of curiosity: why?

We (Ganneff, Hydroxide, me, bdale, luk_ and mc in roughly that order
of culpability) considered plone, ikiwiki, drupal, MT and wordpress.
As I understand it, ikiwiki is the current plan because:-

1. all currently-interested webmasters seem comfortable with
ikiwiki+git and some have previous experience with it;

2. it should allow easier contributions from people without prior
approval - able to edit stuff without ever touching an spi machine;

3. both web-based and text-editor-based contributions are possible;

4. ikiwiki creates static pages which are served up by a normal httpd,
so the core website should break less often;

5. we failed to add a new user to plone, then corrupted the database
by trying to download a copy of the page content from its webdav, then
discovered that a special "copy-the-plone-db-in-a-consistent-state"
command should have been run at backup time. It's mainly by the
persistence of Ganneff and kind help from some (unknown to me) Plone
experts that most of the current site was recovered.

All errors and misunderstandings above are mine :-)

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef)
Webmaster for hire, statistician and online shop builder for a small
worker cooperative
(Notice tel:+44-844-4437-237


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