> > As for the website, I agree that some design work would be really useful. I > am assuming that ASF would provide a hosting arrangement, i.e. a domain like > vcl.apache.org? Would that also include server space to run any type of CMS? > Confluence is a nice all-in-one package, though if you are considering a > complete overhaul of the site, I could also recommend a system like Drupal > (MySQL + PHP). Drupal has a lot of bells and whistles that can make for a > very nice, highly interactive site. The downside of drupal is that it is not > specifically designed to handle software documentation. On the other hand, > if we only need to serve static html pages that focus on documentation, etc, > I can also recommend Sphinx. The downside of Sphinx is that it is really > best for Python and C++ projects, and it doesn't support web-based updates > -- it does create excellent sites, though.
I believe we can run anything we like. ASF does provide the hosting and the top-level projects do have their own url <projectname>.apache.org. I'm not up-to speed yet on what our options are or what the other projects are using. The Apache infrastructure team is recommending projects to migrate away from confluence. Has anyone else had a chance to research which cms tools are available supported/recommended by ASF? > > I am also a little unclear on the timeframe for modifying the website -- it > this something that would be done prior to graduation or upon graduation? I don't think it is a requirement, but ideally it would be nice to at least have a start on a new site by graduation time. Aaron Peeler