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From Matthias Seidel <>
Subject Re: [discussion] CMS migration
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2019 22:18:42 GMT
Hi Jörg,

Am 30.07.19 um 23:32 schrieb Jörg Schmidt:
> Hello, 
> A fundamental question first:
> The "CMS migration" won't touch the wiki content? Right?
> (i mean:
No, Wiki is a different server.
>> From: Peter Kovacs [] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:58 AM
>> To:; Gavin McDonald
>> Subject: Re: [discussion] CMS migration
>> I had a quick look at the content. I think we do not need to migrate
>> everything. We should think about reducing the content.
>> So we could try to identify the most important Pages, that are still
>> useful and then make a switch, taking offline everything 
>> else, but keep
>> the SVN as archive. If there is interest in the material that 
>> we did not
>> migrate we could add a migration request page.
> Sorry, but:
> What you are proposing here is an extremely large amount of work, _work that needs to
be done carefully_.
> If we make mistakes, the loss of information will be a disaster. Not necessarily for
the project, but for millions of users.
> For example, there are (probably) tens of thousands of websites that link to pages from Our goal must be to maintain or redirect these link targets. 

That is exactly why I tried to start this process years ago.

But you know what happened...

> I don't understand:
> Why is migration necessary at all?
I already told you on users-de@. ASF Infra can not support the old (self
baked) CMS anymore.
> I don't like the fact that programmers here spend time with this discussion (and possibly
later with the migration), because the (unfortunately) few programmers we have should concentrate
fully on the further development of the program.

Then it would be the perfect time to help those few people that already
spend so much time on this project? ;-)



>> @all
>> Maybe it would be nice to make a memorial. publishing a
>> freezed version of what is online today. It is maybe a stupid 
>> Idea, but
>> looking through all the stuff, it feels like moving through old times.
> No, that's not a stupid idea. I explicitly support this idea, less as a memorial but
rather as an archive and backup.
> greetings,
> Jörg
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