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From Andrew Rist <>
Subject Re: Status of migration of OOo domains?
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:09:26 GMT

On Oct 11, 2011, at 4:05 PM, Gavin McDonald <> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rob Weir []
>> Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 5:27 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Status of migration of OOo domains?
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <>
>> wrote:
>>> I am not sure that a complete list is being dealt with in the manner
>>> Shane is requesting.
>> Like anything happens around here based on someone's request?
>> Remember, most people here are volunteers, not employees.  I don;t think
>> they take requests.
>> This is really quite simple.  The legacy website migration will triage itself
>> based on interest of the members.  The critical stuff will be migrated.  Some
>> of the "nice to have" stuff will get migrated.  And the stuff that no one cares
>> about will be lost.  That's life.
>> I was making a list yesterday of what I thought the most critical parts of the
>> legacy website are.  My list was:
>> 1) Source control, including CWS's
>> 2) Bugzilla
>> 3) phpBB forums
>> 4) Pootle
>> I'm pleased to say that we've migrated two of these, and we're discussing a
>> proposal for the 3rd, and the 4th doesn't look too hard.
> Please let infra know via a JIRA ticket when you are ready for the forums migration
> to be completed, I'm waiting with baited breath. I am not going to continue to 
> trawl these lists for hints of what you guys want, please let me know via infra
> list or ticket when you are ready.
> <snip>
>>> 4. The OpenOffice Wiki had been brought up on an Apache-hosted
>>> system.  There is proof-of-concept, in effect, and a pilot operation.
>>> There is serious doubt whether sufficient skilled hands are available
>>> for conducting the server and site administration, providing
>>> coordinated staging, and operating a transferred MediaWiki site on
>>> Apache infrastructure.  Instead of acquiring that capability, there is
>>> ad hoc preparation to convert the OpenOffice MediaWiki to Confluence
>>> Wiki despite warnings that this is going to take far more effort for less
>> appealing result than is foreseen.
> I have yet to see a request to infra either via the mailing the list or the Jira
> that you want this migration doing.
> Consider me 'sufficiently skilled' to do the migration
Do you mean migration from mediawiki to Confluence?
> and let me know via infra
> list or jira ticket what you decide to do with it.
> All I need for forums and wiki migration is upto date copies of the dbs.
I have access to the machines to provide the up to date DBS copies.

> Once more so it is clear, I do not read all mails on this list so I may miss any 
> requests or ideas or whatnot, come to infra when you made your minds up.
> Gav...

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