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Fri Jun 27 01:04:49 2014 UTC (14 months ago) by schmonz
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Flesh out ikiwiki plans, as discussed with spz at pkgsrcCon.

[[!meta title="merge `blog.netbsd.org` into this site"]]

## What was the original goal of powering the blog with Roller?
* To have a blog, and
* To counter the misconception that NetBSD doesn't run Java
  well (or at all)...
* By demonstrating that NetBSD runs Java (and well)

## How well have we met that goal?
* It's hardly obvious to passersby that the blog is Java-powered
* It's somewhat annoying to admin (and few of us know how)

## Could we get more of the intended marketing benefit for less admin cost?
* Document loudly (e.g., on the wiki) how NetBSD supports Java
* Publish the blog with a CMS we already happily admin and use (ikiwiki)

## Would anyone feel strongly opposed to the change?
* Not that we can think of (but we'll find out)

## Would anyone be particularly happy about the change?
* Yes, some members of `admins` and `www`

## What functionality is important to preserve when migrating?
* Data: articles and comments (stored as HTML in database)
* Metadata: dates, ordering, relation of comments to posts
* Feeds: feed URLs, UUIDs
* Media: include images in posts
* Commentspam: lock post after N months, no URLs, easy manual delete

## What admin-facing functionality would change?
* Accounts: Kerberos suffices, no more blog-specific accounts

## What do admins need to feel more comfortable with more ikiwiki?
* More documentation and training

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Previous thinking on what was needed (please merge with the above
or discard):

7. [[!iki desc="Comments" plugins/comments]]
7. Facility for authors to write a [[!iki desc="summary"
ikiwiki/directive/more]] of [[!iki desc="their post"
ikiwiki/directive/cutpaste]] so that the full post does not appear
on the page.
7. list the date as opposed to how many days ago it was posted (this
is because we've enabled [[!iki plugins/relativedate]] and [[!iki
plugins/prettydate]]).
7. ability to [[!iki desc="categorise posts" ikiwiki/subpage]].
7. [[!iki desc="tags" tags]]. 

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