Preview: New Portal and User Management Application
By Barbara Corwin on Dec 19, 2008
I'm late on this, but it's been a busy week. Last Friday email was sent announcing the availability of a preview version of the new opensolaris.org portal and user management application.
http://hub.opensolaris.org is a test site. It's a chance to see how things will work with wiki functionality and the new user management system, and it's a test of the underlying infrastructure. It's not skinned. It's not ready for data migration and everyday use.
But this is a milestone. The community has wanted wiki functionality, and XWiki was chosen for use (you can see the requirements and evaluations in the Website Community). Much has been done that isn't visible: work on XWiki, creation of a new database schema, new membership rules worked out with the OGB, technical issues resolved for the new authentication mechanism, integration of XWiki with the new user management application. But now we have a visible step that people can see and try. So take a look. Log in, and wander around. If you have comments or questions, please send them to website-discuss at opensolaris dot org.