Sigh. I think I stressed Zope.org to its breaking point by creating a
Wiki page. It's down.
On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 14:13, Chris McDonough wrote:
> I've set up a development BackTalk sandbox for the 2.7 edition of the
> Zope book at http://zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/2_7Edition.
> Currently it's just an exact copy of the 2.6 Edition book (comments and
> all). I think the plan should be for people to:
> 1. take ownership of a chapter or two
> 2. address all the comments in the chapter and get rid of comments
> in places you've addressed.
> 3. update any material that is wrong wrt to differences between
> 2.6 and 2.7.
> The "prize" for taking ownership and updating two complete chapters is
> your name as a coauthor on the front page (as before ;-).
> Another thing to do is to incorporate some of John Whitener's changes
> "the lost chapter" referenced all over the place within book comments.
> I wonder if he's still around.
> At some point in the future, we can "backport" some of the changes to
> the 2.6 book if someone wants to take on that responsibility.
> It's advisable to use external editor to make the changes or to maybe
> use FTP to get "sandboxed" local copies of the book and make changes
> reuploading them as necessary. I've lost track of whether FTP access is
> possible or not on Zope.org at this point, however. Does anyone know?
> I've tried a few ports but nothing.
> Also, Zope.org is so slow for each request when you're logged in that we
> may need to move development to another system. As a data point, I've
> been waiting > 4 minutes for Z.org to save a Wiki page... still
> waiting. Hilarious. Admittedly, it takes a unique brand of apathy to
> ignore this, but I've got an excuse. I'm waiting for the Zope.org
> steering committee to solve it! Chuckle. In the meantime, "what
> slowness.. I don't know what you're talking about.."
> I have given Manager role in the entirety of the 2.7 edition book to
> both Peter and Paul. Anyone else who wants to contribute, please let me
> know which chapter(s) you'd like to sign up to revise and I will provide
> you access as necessary. I've set up a project wiki for the project at
> http://zope.org/Members/mcdonc/ZB_project where people can get a sense
> of which chapters are still available. It may not be available yet...
> still waiting for it to save.
> I will take ownership of the Installation chapter for now (I will
> probably take ownership of some other chapters, but I'll start small...)
> - C
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