[tdwg-tag] [tdwg-content] another poke about Audubon Core status

Blum, Stan SBlum at calacademy.org
Mon Sep 29 17:53:59 CEST 2014

Migrating the existing content to the another system is a big job.
Migrating to another system is almost certainly the right thing to do, but
I would recommend that it be done with some significant planning and
coordination, and over a longer time frame.  The biggest goal right now is
to move as much content as possible on to systems that are current and
maintainable (not ancient installations that are stuck because of custom
code), to unfreeze  the pages for standards, interest/task groups (and
charters), and repair the membership system.  I hope that makes sense.

By all means, begin planning the bigger move to something more mainstream.


On 9/29/14, 6:29 AM, "joel sachs" <jsachs at csee.umbc.edu> wrote:

>There seems to be support for using GitHub for the standards themselves.
>Other content could easily be supported via a MediaWiki installation. I
>don't undertsand why we would want to continue with Typo3 - are there
>On Mon, 22 Sep 2014, Dave Vieglais wrote:
>> Would a GitHub organization satisfy the requirements of the TDWG site?
>> - Dave V.
>> On 22 Sep 2014, at 8:46, Tim Robertson wrote:
>>> Hi Dan,
>>> Thanks for your offer.
>>> As far as I recall, the TDWG executive decided at the last meeting to
>>> move onto a whole new platform and put contractor money aside to make
>>> it happen.
>>> I¹m reluctant to point you at the tangled mess of the current system
>>> when I suspect it is to be replaced anyway.  It really is a convoluted
>>> mess of Typo3 plugins, which try and keep a bunch of backend systems
>>> in sync and dues to bugs in there it does not work as expected.  I
>>> really don¹t think it is something you want to get into, but I
>>> sympathise that the TDWG site is broken and no-one is maintaining
>>> itŠ a simpler vanilla CMS solution that even requires more manual
>>> text editing etc. will be a far more manageable solution in my
>>> opinion.
>>> @TDWG Executive folks - is it still the intention to contract out and
>>> do a basic CMS site?
>>> If not, I¹ll try and pull up the code but I¹d need your approval
>>> to get him a DB dump as it holds user credentials / subscriptions etc.
>>> Please can you advise us?  Anything we can do to help?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tim
>>> On 19 Sep 2014, at 23:05, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu> wrote:
>>>> I see in the tdwg-tag mailing list archives that the status of the
>>>> Audubon Core Standard has been discussed recently:
>>>> http://lists.tdwg.org/pipermail/tdwg-tag/2014-June/002558.html
>>>> So consider this another poke about getting the web site updated with
>>>> the official status of the Standard.
>>>> If there is anything I can do to facilitate the web site update,
>>>> please let me know (as in, I am volunteering to hack code or whatever
>>>> is needed).
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Dan Stoner
>>>> iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
>>>> University of Florida
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