[izpack-devel] Infrastructures discussion summary
julien.ponge at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 13:52:23 CET 2008
First of all I would like to thank all the people that have enriched
the discussion :-)
The idea of investigating a move of the developer services to another
provider (CodeHaus) has received positive feedback. Let me answer to
some concerns that have been raised.
1. Visibility of the project
BerliOS is only hosting the developer services, while izpack.org is
hosted on a web hosting provider for which I also host my blog (jpz-
log.info) and izforge.com.
izpack.org will remain the public website / entry point to the
project, so a move will never hamper the visibility.
I however envision switching it to WordPress (a very fine weblog
system that is also good as a CMS). The goal is to make it more
community-focused (with people being able to post news or edit
content) and more streamlined than it currently is.
Codehaus provides a wiki (Confluence) which could be great to use as
well for everything that doesn't fit on an external communication
website (which izpack.org is there for).
The separation between izpack.org and the developer services is
important to me. When I bought izpack.org so that the project has its
own domain we didn't loose any pagerank and the likes (using
2. If we switch...
...the BerliOS content will not disappear overnight ;-) In fact me
should keep it open for a while (but indicate that we have moved in
case somebody gets there).
The move of the services will be careful planned so that people have
enough time to migrate.
We could start using JIRA (issue tracking, project management) right
off. CodeHaus provides a Confluence instance (a wiki) that we could
use quickly as well.
The migration of SVN is an easy thing to do and we won't loose
history. Everything is to have a good schedule.
Moving the mailing-lists should be done carefully. People need time
to migrate. We even have the option of automatically migrating the
email addresses. I'm not sure if the lists history can be migrated.
It may be simpler to keep 'BerliOS-era' archives at BerliOS.
3. Mailing-lists anti-spamming
A good point, see http://archive.groovy.codehaus.org/dev to see what
it looks like.
4. Migration redirects
This one had been raised by Marc. I hope that this email provides the
answers that you were expecting ;-)
5. What's next
I am going to contact the CodeHaus people this afternoon and see if
they would accept us (they are very selective about the projects!).
I'll inform you of the outcome as soon as possible.
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