First goal for the ODF@WWW effort must be, to "release" something which has been properly checked-in and which has some kind of feature set, which seems to be usable. It is not yet the goal to conquer the world ;-) but just to get the basics in place.
Become an Incubator Project
For the ODF@WWW to get any official status, it needs to become a so called "accepted project". Projects on OOo are things as Uno or the Writer. Before any project can become an accepted project it needs to be an "incubator project", basically proven it's viability etc. Even incubator projects need to be discussed first on the OOo lists, see http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/protocols_proposing.html for how-to creating an incubator project.
This task is done, ODF@WWW by now is an official incubator project hosted at
You may want to look at my respective Blog posting for some details.
Set up an ODF Wiki
Set up an ODF Wiki to used for the Project itself, e.g. something as
This basically is to "eat your own dog food". To do the full step, the documentation then also needs to be moved from the OOo Wiki into the ODF Wiki.
Setting up an ODF Wiki requires the availability of at least basic user authentication and a simple means of document back-up / transactionality.
Check-In the Prototype
The prototype has now been checked in. Unfortunately sym.links don't work for CVS, workarounded within a script. The following scripts are now available:
- Lists all files to be installed de-installed.
- Copies all files from current location to target, creates needed sym. links.
- Removes all previously created files.
- Copies installed files back into this source directory.
- Creates a .tgz with all needed files suitable for Linux and Solaris.
Write a Pack Script
Write a script to "package" the ODF Wiki.
Support Mac OS X Clients
Support for Mac OS X Clients.
Users need to login to be able to save documents. Apache.org has some documentation on this. One may either use HTTP Basic authentication or HTTP Digest authentication. See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_dav.html.
Configured and implemented "Basic" authentication using a simple password file. Needs to be reworked later for something more secure.
As document saving does not seem to be reliable in all cases, define a snap shooting mechanism backing up all stored documents every once a while.
Update the provided documentation:
- Add links to latest Blog posting.
- Add links to the project page.
- Review documentation.
|1||Become an Incubator Project|
|1||Draft a short proposal.||Kay||done|
|2||Submit it to the Incubator lead, Louis Suarez-Potts for review.||Kay||done|
|3||Advertise that proposal on the relevant lists and on email@example.com.||Kay||done|
|4||Ask for a vote on the merits of the project.||Kay||done|
|5||Create the project.||Kay||done|
|6||Prepare project pages||Kay||done|
|2||Set up an ODF Wiki|
|1||Set up a publicly accessible ODF Wiki.||Kay||done|
|2||Moves pages from OOo Media Wiki into the ODF Wiki.||Kay||open|
|3||Check-In the Prototype|
|1||Support Mac OS X Clients||Kay||open|
|3||Basic Versioning||Kay||in progress|
|3||Differentate Cache from Content||Kay||done|
|1||Add latest Blog postings||Kay||open|
|2||Add links to Project Page||Kay||open|