[Webcom] Stuck on Website Migration

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Tue Nov 8 16:16:19 EST 2011

Hello webcom,

I would like to help, but I think it is important, when you ask for
help, to work in small chunks.

1. First of all, a technological decision needs to be made: v6 or v7.
then volunteers know what they are up against
2. The selected skeleton needs to be put online on an accessible place.
3. The skeleton needs to be put in svn so developers can download it
and work on it.
4. A TRAC environment needs to be set up. with tickets filed for every
chunk that needs fixing (f.i. LDAP, SSL, Design, localization, mods
and so on)
5. Volunteers sign up for a chunk and start working on it.
6. They commit and Tyler can check and merge.

Would that be a good idea? Or am I completely out of my mind?



2011/11/8 Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> 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.
>> Tyler_______________________________________________
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