[Webcom] Stuck on Website Migration

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Nov 8 16:08:27 EST 2011

Tyler / webcom,

Did we make a decision to go to the new theming?  I had assumed
there would be a vote or something before that happened.  Certainly
anyone pushing to go to the new theme had better be prepared to
fill in the missing content implied by the new theme.  I am personally
not keen on it though it is visually appealing.

Given the technical challenges of migrating our existing capabilities
I am wondering what the downside is of just migrating what we have
now on the existing version of Drupal.  In particular, I don't really want
the Service Provider Directory being lost because we lack the experience
to migrate the custom work to a new Drupal version.

I also don't want to lose the work folks have done on translations
I understood there is some complexity around translation mechanisms
in the new Drupal - is that right?

I have an interest in the website and am willing to do some work on
it, but I'm not a big Drupal guy so I am not in a position to do stuff that
is complicated.

Best regards,

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Tyler Mitchell <tmitchell at osgeo.org> wrote:
> Hi all, I've been working on migrating the main www.osgeo.org sites over to new infrastructure
> but realise it's more than I can realistically handle at this point in time, mostly because we
> currently run Drupal v5 and I can't handle the migration to a new server, plus upgrade to v6 or v7,
> plus implement new theming as well as new content...
> What I've been able to do:
> * Put up a skeleton of the site at www3.osgeo.org using the new theme (Drupal v6)
> * Put up a raw copy of the site at www2.osgeo.org - without a proper front page or full use
> of the new theme (Drupal v6)
> * Put up a basic copy of a Drupal v7 site at http://www-new.osgeo.org/ with parts of the
> redesigned theme (v7) in action
> Challenges:
> 1. Moving FDO and MGOS sites as well
> 2. Deciding on v6 or v7 site
> 3. Some modules between v5 and v6 and v7 aren't available
> 4. Can't get LDAP module in v6 or v7 working
> 5. Can't get SSL running properly for secure logins
> 6. New theme requires some new content to be created, as outlined at
> http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/website/sitemap/sitemap.svg (green links are
> existing content, black are new ones that are needed)
> More issues have popped up but these are the main ones.  I have limited time available
> to help with this so am just putting it on your radar as an area where someone else needs to
> "own" the website as a project or a broader community review of the website needs (along
> with new solutions/ideas) may be in order.
> If you are interest/available to take this over, I suggest to introduce yourself and your interest
> on the webcom or SAC lists.  I'm available for questions but have limited time to do much
> technical work at this point.
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