[Webcom] [OSGeo-Discuss] WebCom discussions

Ian Edwards iedwards.pub at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 03:31:31 PDT 2013

Thanks Alex, Frank. I'm happy to leave the project management tools
(basecamp) alone and lean more on SAC.  I'm also keen to make extensive use
of the wiki pages and to fill in missing documentation as we go.

Looking through our custom Drupal modules I believe that we're unlikely to
find an upgrade path that will work - I suspect we're looking at a detailed
investigation of the functionality of the current site, followed by a
rebuild in Drupal 8 and automating the migration of content across.  We can
have several attempts at this in a development environment before
performing live migration tests and then making the decision to move across
to the new site when all of the requirements have been met.  Alex - I'm
very interested in hearing the thoughts of your Drupal colleague.  If he
agrees with this route then I think we should get started and we can use
WebCom to report regular progress on the specifics.

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:

> On 09/26/2013 02:10 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> On 09/26/2013 05:26 AM, Ian Edwards wrote:
> >>> To make more concrete progress on the larger issues facing WebCom I'd
> >> like
> >>> to start some closed discussions.
> >>>
> >>> If you have experience with the admin of any of the OSGeo
> infrastructure
> >>> then please join us.  We'll report back progress on the open WebCom
> >> mailing
> >>> list. Sensitive information about the systems will be thoroughly
> >> documented
> >>> and tested and will become a closed resource for the team moving
> >> forwards.
> >>>
> >>> Please reply off list and I'll add you to the discussion.
> >>>
> >>> Ian
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> Webcom to my knowledge has been inactive for several years, are you the
> >> new Chair? The infrastructure you refer to has all been handled by
> >> members of the System Administration committee. Everything except
> >> security information (passwords) is publicly on the OSGeo Wiki if
> >> someone has taken the time to write it up.
> >>
> >
> > Alex,
> >
> > Webcom still notionally exists even if it is somewhat moribund.
> >
> > Ian has agreed to assist with the migration of Drupal, aspects of which
> > touch on SAC.
> >
> Excellent, I think it might be best to discuss how to get it done on the
> SAC list as Martin and I are the most familiar with the situation and
> have roughly attempted to do this task before getting distracted by
> other things (we can probably find old message thread for background).
> Once it's migrated I'm happy to let Webcom figure out what they want to
> change on a running site.
> > I don't think it would be all that helpful for Ian to struggle with
> whether
> > there ought to be a webcom, or if it is a SAC issue or a marketting
> > committee issue.
> >
> Agreed, revamp of the drupal site just needs to happen.
> > It is hopefully just about migrating Drupal and possibly doing some
> updates
> > to the web site - particularly as needed to make things work with a newer
> > drupal.
> >
> Right, I actually have someone who looked at it briefly (A drupal expert
> I work with), the trouble was we didn't have all the non-standard Drupal
> add-ons documented, so its hard to figure out how to keep them working
> right. If we feed him the right info, I can bug him to get it done or
> give us a quote if it'll cost some hours.
> > That said, I'm non-plussed by this idea of "closed" discussions and use
> of
> > some thing called basecamp.  Ian - why are closed discussions valuable
> > other than the need to be protective of a few passwords?
> >
> I agree, no need for basecamp (I do know what it is). We have a wiki and
> should use it.
> > Best regards,
> > Frank
> Thanks,
> Alex
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