[SAC] Site content porting...

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Thu Nov 23 17:54:32 EST 2006

I'll be willing to help out as we get the servers set up and start
moving stuff over.

I believe that Mateusz had created a script that would pull the current
HTML content from CVS, and strip it of CN-specific markup?

Apart from content, one of the most important things to have in place to
ensure a smooth transition is to get control of the osgeo.org &
osgeo.net domains, and to set up an external DNS management service
(such as DNSPark).  Once we get osgeo.net pointed to the new servers, we
can start migrating services gradually.

A lot of the content on osgeo.org is actually in the MapGuide and FDO
web sites.  These are separate projects from the www.osgeo.org website,
but should probably be handled the same way.  As well, if the FDO
project is going to be rolled up into a single SVN repository & Trac
project tracker instance, we'll be looking at a many-to-one transition
for that content.  Bob, have you made a decision on this?


-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca] 
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 14:10
To: OSGeo-WebCom; sac at sac.osgeo.org
Subject: [SAC] Site content porting...

Hi all,
As part of moving forward on our site migration, a couple FYI points for
you following a discussion with Shawn et al this morning.

I have asked the Indictrans group (Swapnil and others) to look at the
easiest way to move our static HTML web pages over into our new
framework.  The idea here is to not have to deal with all the Drupal
enhancements we envisioned or to set up all the advanced group-level
privileges, but simply to get the front-end public face of osgeo.org
moved over in a timely manner.  The goal is to have an uninterrupted web
site.  After the migration rush is over it will be easier to 'do it
right' and revisit the whole content layout/access issues and our other
particular site improvement ideas.  Anyone who has time to help with the
content port, please let me know.

Shawn is mainly looking at the service side of things, including LDAP,
SVN, mailing lists, etc.  I am getting the final details together for
hosting provider selection.

More to come as things progress...


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