[gmx-developers] Gerrit, Jenkins and website back up

Erik Lindahl erik.lindahl at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 16:09:42 CET 2017

Hi Vedran,

We're already planning a wordpress move, mostly because that will make it
easier to integrate with discourse and a bunch of other stuff we might (or
might not) use.

However, we have a couple of early-april deadlines, so it won't happen
until mid-april. Worst-case, I'm sure Stefan can make the site read-only
for two weeks :-)



On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Vedran Miletić <vedran at miletic.net> wrote:

> On 02/26/2017 07:08 PM, Stefan Fleischmann wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > the servers are back up. One more thing, the website www.gromacs.org is
> > running on Ubuntu 12.04 and security updates for that release will end
> > in April. I tried to upgrade to 14.04 at some point, but that broke the
> > MindTouch wiki engine, probably because it depends on Mono and doesn't
> > play well with the newer packages from Ubuntu 14.04. Anyway as far as I
> > can tell that wiki engine is dead and we will have to find a replacement.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Stefan
> >
> Since April is almost here, I would suggest to start looking into this
> issue. The obvious replacement is MediaWiki, but there are others, e.g.
> whatever Markdown-based engine Freedesktop.org uses[0]. (I will find out
> if it matters.)
> Second option would be to ditch the Wiki and use one of the static site
> generators (Jekyll[1], Hugo[2] or some other, there is a lot of
> them[3]). Unlike Wikipedia, we do not get many content contributions
> from the outside of the project so the wiki does not need to be easy to
> edit (i.e. we can require knowing Markdown and/or Git).
> Third option, which I would actually recommend, is to convert the
> contents into a repo with reStructuredText files and compile it with
> Sphinx, like we do with the manual.
> If we want a fancy static landing page for www.gromacs.org so the
> website does not look like "here is the different types of the docs and
> nothing else" (like OpenMM[6] has, for example), this is also easily
> doable with a nice-looking template[4] or a framework[5].
> Thoughts?
> Vedran
> [0] https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/
> [1] https://jekyllrb.com/
> [2] https://gohugo.io/
> [3] https://www.staticgen.com/
> [4] https://html5up.net/
> [5] https://semantic-ui.com/usage/layout.html
> [6] http://openmm.org/
> --
> Vedran Miletić
> vedran.miletic.net
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Erik Lindahl <erik.lindahl at gmail.com>
Professor of Biophysics, Dept. Biochemistry & Biophysics, Stockholm
Science for Life Laboratory, Box 1031, 17121 Solna, Sweden
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