Temporary FI platform

Mel Chua mel at redhat.com
Fri Aug 14 23:24:08 UTC 2009

Well, that was quick. Ignore my last email - seems like I misspoke.

>> Are the same things that were blocking zikula for the docs team blocking
>> zikula for marketing? Would it be that hard to get even an initial,
>> relatively blank zikula instance on servers that are not covered by the
>> Infrastructure change freeze and then work on polishing that?

After a conversation in #fedora-websites with ricky and poelcat, the 
answer to "can we make a zikula-based FI go live for F12?" now seems 
like this:

* we aren't sure...
* but there actually aren't any good reasons why it wouldn't work,
* so we should try it until we hit an actual blocker.

The legal things I thought were blocking zikula for us were actually 
blocking zikula for docs, *not* marketing. All 3 packages we need for an 
FI zikula instance (zikula, zikula-module-crpTag, and 
zikula-module-News) are already packaged and legal-happy. And zikula is 
extremely easy to set up. I just followed 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_set_up_a_Zikula_sandbox, and in 14 
minutes I went from "which packages should I download?" to "logged into 
working local instance with both modules installed."

So the next step is to get a test instance up. I'm working on this right 
now and it should be pretty quick (I expect to have it up and running by 
our Tuesday meeting, given that once I get through all the "join 
Infrastructure!" stuff it should take no more than 14 minutes for me to 
do this all again). The ticket is 
https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/14 - again, I've got it, 
but if someone gets to it faster than I do (probably super-late tonight; 
if not, Monday) I have no objections to that. :)

After it's up, we're going to need a few testers to learn how to use 
Zikula and try putting up a few articles (using old content from F11 as 
dummy text) to see how the workflow goes. Robyn, if you'd like to run 
forward with this once the test instance is set up, that would be 
immensely awesome. I expect people to get confused the first time 
through, so the real goal of the first test run will be to document our 
confusion so we can figure out how to fix it. :)

(then again, it was way easier than I expected to install, so maybe 
it'll be easy to learn as well! I couldn't figure it out, but I was only 
able to spend 5 minutes trying, and didn't look for tutorials or anything.)


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