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Re: simile home page

From: Ryan Lee <ryanlee@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 11:22:02 -0500
Message-ID: <405729AA.1060308@w3.org>
To: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom@mit.edu>
Cc: www-rdf-dspace@w3.org

[Apologies for being AWOL for a little while, my laptop just arrived on
Monday, I've been setting up.  I managed to get Longwell to run, that's 
a good thing.]

So I know it's not too hard to set these things up, but maintenance can 
be a big cost.  I don't want to see too many cycles get spent on fixing 
our installation of something that one of our respective groups can 
already handle well.

For instance, I've never known web.mit.edu to go down.  The W3C systems
teams does an amazing job handling mailing lists (spam, attacks,
management), and the W3C IRC bots publish transcripts and support
teleconferences.  I think we should take advantage of existing
infrastructure that works well (ie, not the repository).  Personally, I 
trust your ability, it's the cost of unseen future maintenance that 
concerns me.

On the rest:

>  - code repository (I was thinking about proposing using Subversion)

Subversion is good.

>  - mailing lists
>      - public/private

In the spirit of moving away from IPSsources, I can see private lists
coming under our purview.

>  - bug database (jira it's commercial but it's free for open source
> projects and we *are* an open source project after all, alternatives
> are bugzilla or scarab)

I haven't used any of the others, but I'm hesitant about Bugzilla.

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Eric Miller wrote:
>> agenda request: simile home page transition
>>
>> from - http://web.mit.edu/simile/www/
>>
>> to - http://simile.mit.edu/
>>
>> I'd like to discuss transition plan and find out what needs to be 
>> done, who owns what, time-line, etc.
> 
> 
> +1
> 
> The new server arrived and is now installed in the MIT Libraries server 
> room.
> 
> It's an HP Proliant 380DL, dual Xeon 2.8Ghz, 2 Gb RAM, 36Gb RAID1 
> (hardware) 15000 rpm disks, dual power supply. Very nice machine.
> 
> I'm in the process of installing Debian Sarge on it (have a problem with 
> the bootdisks missing the drivers for Compaq SmartArray RAID controller, 
> so I have to build my own bootdisks and this takes a while to figure out 
> all the details). I was "defeated" last week before the dspace meeting 
> but I'm trying again this afternoon.
> 
> My goal is to have that machine become the hub for the SIMILE 
> infrastructure, which means:
> 
>  - code repository (I was thinking about proposing using Subversion)
>  - mailing lists
>      - public/private
>  - wiki (moinmoin) and/or CMS (I was thinking of Lenya)
>  - IRC server with wiki/CMS/email connected logging bot
>  - bug database (jira it's commercial but it's free for open source 
> projects and we *are* an open source project after all, alternatives are 
> bugzilla or scarab)
>  - continuous integrator (gump)
>  - unit tester (clover?)
> 
> so that we can try to improve the way we work and, at the same time, 
> allow other people to join and help out and for this reason, we need to 
> move away from IPSSources, that, though nice and very well supported, 
> it's too HP-related and doesn't give us the ability to experiment with 
> alternative software and workflows.
> 
> As far as moving the web site over, it's no big deal. We can put a 
> redirection page or, much more elegant and search-engine-friendly, use 
> directly a RewriteRule in a .htaccess file.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
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