[Zope-Annce] Re: Zope.org wikis change-restricted for hour or two from *11:00am* today, Jan 16 today, Jan 16

Ken Manheimer klm@digicool.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 12:36:58 -0500 (EST)

The wikis are back.  You may notice some changes - see


for details.  I'm continuing to adjust the "regulations", controlling who
can do what in the wikis, so don't expect changes you make to them to
hold, for the moment.  I'll post another note when that's done - other
than that, you can edit and otherwise mess with the pages.


On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Ken Manheimer wrote:

> We're having some logistical delays getting started, so we haven't and
> won't be shutting down the wiki page changes until 11:00.  I'll post
> another note when they're back and ready...  Sorry about the time shifts!
> Ken
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:37:56 -0500 (EST)
> From: Ken Manheimer <klm@digicool.com>
> To: zope-announce@zope.org, zope-web@zope.org
> Subject: Zope.org wikis change-restricted for hour from 10:00am tomorrow,
>      Jan 16
> At 10:00 tomorrow (tuesday, Jan 16) we're going to be upgrading all
> the wikis on zope.org.  All the wikis on the site will be restricted
> against changes for an hour, if everything goes smoothly, hopefully
> within 2 hours if there are unexpected problems.  This upgrade will
> entail some substantial cleanup of the existing wikis, and other
> changes wiki owners need to understand.  If you own or use wikis on
> zope.org, please see below for details.
> The changes come out of an update with a recent ZWiki release from
> simon michael, and then the enhancments resulting from the WikiForNow
> effort:
>   http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/WikiForNow
> The cleanup entails the following:
>   - Deletion of all zero-length wiki pages (excluding FrontPage) - 
>     dispose of all the inadvertant pages, many due to web spiders
>   - Assignment of sensible 'Owner' local-role for poorly defaulted
>     settings - the old ZWiki and ZWikiWeb products set the role to the
>     product owner.  This has to be rectified since ability to regulate
>     who can do what on new pages hinges on 'Owner' local role.  (See
>     RegulatingYourPages.)
>   - Change many of the existing standard pages and methods (HelpPage,
>     TextFormattingRules, SearchPage, etc) to reflect the realities in 
>     the new version (and to clarify and elaborate some pieces missing 
>     in the existing pages)
> There are many enhancments, some (like wiki operation regulations)
> depend on some of these cleanups.  See 
> http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/WikiForNow/WikiForNowDevelopments
> for a thorough list.
> I'll be making the changes available shortly, and forwarding them to simon
> michael for inclusion, at his discretion, in the ZWiki base code.
> Let me know if you have questions or concerns about the changes.
> Ken Manheimer
> klm@digicool.com