Since the transition to the Auth and XWiki
in August and October, the website team has been updating
(editing, deleting, moving, merging, rewriting) the majority of common
the site -- all the stuff around the edges, the stuff not in
Communities, Projects, User Groups, or Subsites. We're making good
progress on these updates now as
well as maintaining various project management documents for the
website transition. Here
is the initial
list of two dozen files we updated recently. More
coming. Send questions/suggestions to website-discuss.
File bugs at defect.opensolaris.org.
Here are the most important content updates in this round:
Roles & Collectives (Updated):
Start here to
context around all of the roles in all of the
collectives on the site (including the elusive Electorate) and who has
Website Privileges, Administrative Privileges, Source Code Repository
Privileges, and Governance Privileges. It's all on one page.
User Guide (New):
An outline of the essential tasks most
users perform on
based on the roles they hold and the collectives in which they
Website Content (New):
An emerging contribution model to
translate all the content on the website.
Infrastructure Life Cycles (Updated):
members can acquire new website
infrastructure, and how that infrastructure is managed throughout
various life cycles. All the spaces on the site have slightly different
acquisition processes, but everything is documented on one page.
- How to
are many ways to participate in the OpenSolaris Community. Advocate for
the community, contribute code, report bugs, translate content, help
new users get involved, port and maintain packages, write
documentation, start user
groups. How would you like to participate? Tell us.
After the winter break, we'll address more content issues (including
the front page of the site), we'll deploy significant updates to
the Auth and XWiki applications (both are being tested now),
and we'll start working on some graphical and navigation issues
across the site.
Looking forward to it. We're making solid progress now, and we have a
good plan to continually evolve the site to support OpenSolaris
operations and community development programs around the world.
For updates, check the
current roadmap (which we are building now). The 2009
roadmap has been updated and is final. Also, I will keep
page up to date as we move into the new year.