[OpenAFS] New OpenAFS website proposal.

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:34:27 -0500

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Jakub Witkowski <jpw@jabster.pl> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Back during European OpenAFS meeting, there was some discussion about
> replacing current OpenAFS website with a new, better and shinier one.
> The task seemed not to have any takers, though, because I have not
> seen any discussion about it on neither this nor developer discussion
> lists.
> Recently, I found myself having plenty of free time and decided that I
> could tackle this problem. I have built what could be considered a
> functional demo, available at http://afs.rikanise.net/ While the it is
> functional, it should not be considered finished - there are some
> small niggles here and there (like the fact that "software" section
> thinks it contains add-ons for Plone) that should be ironed out before
> it is used as the main site.
> I would like to solicit comments about site's functionality and
> behaviour - I tried to build something that could be useful for the
> community but my choices might not be the best ones. Feel free to grab
> an account and play around! If you want to play with some particular
> aspect of the site (for example add a new document to documentation
> tab), register and then drop me an email, I'll set required privileges
> for you.

Certainly it seems functional; What's the backend? The current web
site, being emitted,
has the advantage that we could clone it around the world simply by
pointing numerous web servers
at the content in AFS.

> One final note: since this is a test portal only, I did not bother
> with caching. Additionally, the host that this site is on is rather
> underpowered, so you should treat site's performance as "worst case".

Sure. And thank you for your effort thus far!