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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Structure of the CWiki?
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:05 GMT
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM, janI <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> On 18 July 2013 15:29, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> We have the opportunity to restructure the pages on our CWiki.    When
>> looking over the current structure it looks like we've been taking two
>> entirely different approaches to organizing the information:
>>
>> 1) A team-oriented approach, where at the top organizational level
>> there are parent pages for each team, dev, qa, doc, l10n., etc.
>>
>> 2) A release-oriented approach, where the top level is a specific
>> release, like AOO 3.4.1 or 4.0, and subpages are used for status and
>> plans for functional groups.
>>
>> These two approaches look like they are both being used, but not
>> consistently.
>>
>> I wonder if would be worth being more consistent, and doing something like:
>>
>> 1) Have a top-level page for each functional group, for tracking
>> release-independent information, e.g., links to useful other pages,
>> lists of volunteers, "how to" information.  The stuff that does not
>> change from release to release.  It is information about the team and
>> what they do, not information about tasks for a specific release.
>>
>> 2) Then have top-level release-specific pages, where we store plans
>> and status reports, dashboards, etc., associated with a release.
>>
>> I think this is not so far from what the CWiki was evolving toward.
>>
>
> If we anyhow think about restructuring, why not also think of a merge with
> mwiki...it does not seem correct that we need all these flavours of wiki,
> and it do cost maintenance.
>

Restructuring is just drag and drop in CWiki.  Migration would be more
effort, but we could restructure while migrating.  But a non-trivial
effort unless there is a tool that automates page conversion, moving
images, etc.

-Rob

> rgds
> jan I.
>
>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
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