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Re: simile home page

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:35:22 -0500
Message-Id: <B43D753C-7828-11D8-8A25-000A9582FD3A@w3.org>
Cc: www-rdf-dspace@w3.org
To: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom@mit.edu>

On Mar 15, 2004, at 10:53 AM, 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.

excellent! good choice :)

> 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)

What the dev team is the most comfortable is fine by me.  We used 
Tigris for dublincore.org, but at the time subversion wasn't stable 
enough. Certainly however the idea was attractive enough :) But what 
the dev team is the most comfortable is fine by me.

>  - mailing lists
>      - public/private

Private perhaps, but I'd suggest www-rdf-dspace for public. We have 
critical mass here, replication, spam annotation/control, etc.

>  - wiki (moinmoin) and/or CMS (I was thinking of Lenya)


>  - IRC server with wiki/CMS/email connected logging bot

I'd suggest staying with irc.w3.org/#simile , keeping rrsagent for 
logging and having W3C host of the teleconferences. This was we can use 
Zakim for agenda managment, floor control and action assignment 
tracking. All data is in RDF/XML.

Work on integrating this RDF/XML into wiki, issue-tracking, email 
notification would be very cool indeed, but I'd consider this a bonus 
but suggest low on priority list (e.g. incorporate 'use metadata' in 
systems is higher).

>  - 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)

What the dev team is the most comfortable is fine by me.

>  - continuous integrator (gump)

+1 - i've been on too many dev projects that would have benefited from 
such a tool

>  - unit tester (clover?)

What the dev team is the most comfortable is fine by me.

> 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.

A question is how soon? CSAIL is moving buildings to the new stata 
center and while no one expects any problems (cross fingers) - moving 
things to new book sooner rather than later is a good thing TM :)


> Thoughts?
> -- 
> Stefano Mazzocchi
> Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
> 77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
> Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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