I created/committed the initial set of CMS files/directories:

I found 2 sets of instructions on how to do this, each suggests using
a different set of template files:

I used the files from the stanbol site as recommended on the CMS FAQ
page since the files seemed to be a bit more configured.  The only
change I made was to replace "stanbol" with "vcl" wherever it existed.

I made a request to infrastructure:


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> I agree too.  I believe we can request a new CMS site without
> affecting the existing website/Confluence.  The "getting started"
> instructions are here:
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/ApacheCMSFAQ
> I have created a new Jira component called "project website (Apache
> CMS)" and an issue to track our own progress and to tag Subversion
> commits:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-583
> I can work on adding the required layout to our Subversion space and
> create the infrastructure Jira request.
> Thanks,
> Andy
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Miller, Tony <mill...@ecu.edu> wrote:
>> I agree, might as well use what Apache says.  Just to provide alternatives, 
>> though, the current name for such things is "static site generator".  
>> Believe it or not, it's become one of the hot topics on many of the web 
>> design podcasts and blogs that I follow (perhaps a reaction to "heavy" 
>> solutions like WordPress, perhaps a reaction to the current popularity of 
>> Github).  Here's a site which lists many such tools:
>> http://iwantmyname.com/blog/2011/02/list-static-website-generators.html
>> --
>> Tony Miller
>> Technology Consultant, ITCS, East Carolina University
>> mill...@ecu.edu /\ http://blog.ecu.edu/techtips
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Aaron Coburn [mailto:acob...@amherst.edu]
>> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 2:10 PM
>> To: <vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org>
>> Cc: <vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org>
>> Subject: Re: Rework the Apache VCL website?
>> On May 4, 2012, at 1:00 PM, Andy Kurth wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Aaron Coburn <acob...@amherst.edu> wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> Yes, ASF hosts all project websites and provides server space.
>>> If/when we graduate, the podling website will be moved to
>>> vcl.apache.org.  Apache provides a CMS but it is up to the community
>>> whether to use it or something else as long as the content is static.
>>> More info is here:
>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/project-site.html
>>> -and-
>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html
>> Thanks, I read about Apache's CMS, and I don't see any compelling reason not 
>> to use that. It supports both HTML and Markdown formats. Updates are managed 
>> by subversion, and it seems like it will be easy to use.
>> Aaron Coburn
>>>> 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 also like Drupal but don't think it can be used due to the static
>>> requirement.  We actually use this for NCSU's VCL front page.
>>> I'm not familiar with Sphinx.  It looks like at least one other
>>> project is using Sphinx:
>>> http://chemistry.apache.org/python/docs/docs.html
>>> -Andy
>>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:54 AM, Aaron Peeler <fapee...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
>>>> Yes, I agree the site needs to be updated. I'm fine to move to ASF
>>>> CMS, especially if this the future direction.
>>>> Aaron
>>>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
>>>>> The Apache VCL project website (https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL) could
>>>>> use some improving.  It is automatically generated from the
>>>>> Confluence wiki site 
>>>>> (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Apache+VCL).
>>>>>  I'm not sure exactly how this works but some things have never
>>>>> worked quite right... small details such as the left nav bar not showing 
>>>>> up.
>>>>> I'd like to start reworking the site and would like ideas/help from
>>>>> anyone interested.  The first step would be to decide on an
>>>>> underlying platform/CMS.  I have nothing against Confluence but the
>>>>> ASF is moving away from it in favor of the "ASF Content Management
>>>>> System".  More information is here:
>>>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html
>>>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/cmsref.html
>>>>> Tools have been written to assist in migrating from Confluence to
>>>>> the ASF CMS.  See the bottom of the wiki page:
>>>>> http://wiki.apache.org/general/ApacheCms2010
>>>>> At first glance this seems like a logical path to pursue.  Thoughts?
>>>>> -Andy
>>>> --
>>>> Aaron Peeler
>>>> Program Manager
>>>> Virtual Computing Lab
>>>> NC State University
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