Hi drew, *,
No. This enables authoring Your DVD in Silverstripe and have the
contents extracted to static html after that, which is required for
building the ISO.
First - the work on the SilverStripe tooling is very much appreciated.
For myself, I would really like to see us, the folks that have
contributed so far to this NA DVD project, make use of the
infrastructure going forward. There are many benefits to doing so, in
Can confirm Your assumption by experience ;o)).
My concern has been with the current state of the assembled files. By
which I mean that we have been going over all the files assembled with
an eye to licenses and fitness for redistribution. ( Jeff C. has put a
lot of effort into this due diligence step) In doing so a number of
problem files were flagged and removed.
Much of this work was already done by us focussed on german language
part but not exclusively. I optimistically look forward bringing
together these efforts.
Currently there is a large number of templates that are being
reviewed, it's only a matter of days before this is finished.
As well in this area we've already done much work.
The fact that your last "beta" DVD was about 2.7 GB in size, and our NA DVD is currently about 4 GB in size shows that we have a lot more content to go over. Also at least one of your "artwork" .oxt files [Floral-Studio] seemed to have image content. I even looked to see if I could get an up-to-date one for that file, but still seemed to have problems with it. There were other .oxt files we found on our original list that either were "blank" or has issues and had to be removed from our DVD. Many of the ones that were found on the OOo site seemed not to state that they can be used in a personal document but not in a business one. So if we included them in our DVD and there were issues. . . . Other .oxt files loaded items where some could be used for business while others can not. The only way to find this information on the per item basis was to unarchived the file and read the license file[s] contained there. How many people know that there are license files "hidden" in some the .oxt files? I did not till was told.
I never thought to look at the .oxt files as archived ones.
Until that is finished I would not be
comfortable pushing these files up to the community server. That is my
primary concern, giving any pause, at th moment.
No hurry from our side. It's an offer not limited by any ultimatum. ;o))
Our only hurry is we want to get this DVD out to the "public" as soon as we can, but there are still a few edits needed to be done. One thing we found was the "Top" link in the footer of the pages taken directly from the original German 3.3.0 pages had issues on where the link went to. Some worked and some did not. Some even pointed to places that it should not have been. So I made sure they all worked. Some of the issues must have came from the modifications I did, but some did not. I checked the original files that I still have on backup and a few did not work in the original German DVD.
At that point I'd like to see us generate an ISO that would be viewed
as a beta for the disc image, for people to review. That also would
be, in my opinion, a good spot to actually start the work of moving
over to the community based server.
Just rise hands if You are prepared. Maybe response time lasts a bit -
we are all at the limit these days.
"Raise our Hands"? well we will be ready as soon as we get our work done on this part of the project so the French and Spanish translation teams can start their work. Then we can start a new process or whatever we want to after that, including dealing with your server system.