Hi all -
At long last, we are preparing to 'go live' with a new and
improved zope.org. The new site will put an architecture in
place that will make it easier to maintain and improve the
We're planning to make the new site live as www.zope.org at
the end of July. The current site will still be accessible as
old.zope.org. We plan to keep the old site available for a
reasonable amount of time to ensure that important content that
may have been missed by the migration can be hand-moved, etc.
We'll give plenty of notice before decommissioning the old
Q: What does this mean for zope.org members?
Generally, all membership info and most content will be
transitioned to the new site automatically.
Due to the amount of content and the 'organic growth' of the
current zope.org over time however, there may be some bits of
content that are either missed or get broken in some subtle
way during transition.
If you maintain product releases, articles or other content on
zope.org, it would be a good idea to check on it after the
transition. If you find things missing, you should be able to
find it on the old.zope.org site and add it manually to the new
site. If you find something broken and you don't know why, let
us know so we can fix it.
Q: Will there be some kind of 'public beta' period?
Not per se. Experience has shown that it is hard to drum up the
critical mass of usage required to really uncover non-obvious issues
using a separate 'beta' site.
In addition, zope.org presents a challenge in that you really need
a short and choreographed 'switchover' window due to the community-
contribution nature of the site.
Members generally don't want to contribute their content twice (once
on a beta site and once on the 'real' site), and we also
need to go live quickly after a final content migration to minimize
the inconvenience for people who might contribute content in the window
between final migration and the launch of the new site.
Q: Will the transition be quick, painless and invisible?
Ha ha - silly human. :) We know from experience during the last zope.org
transition that there will a period of hand-fixing after the new site
Leaving the old site accessible during the transition will help with
any pain we experience.
I'll send another note when we finalize the dates for the final content
migration and go-live date. I want to keep the window between these down
to a day if possible to minimize disruptions.
Brian Lloyd [EMAIL PROTECTED]
V.P. Engineering 540.361.1716
Zope Corporation http://www.zope.com
Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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