drupal and releases

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon Apr 3 20:27:30 UTC 2017

El dijous, 30 de març de 2017, a les 23:17:09 CEST, Ken Vermette va escriure:
> Can you give specific examples of where things are automated, or give a
> run-down of the current workflow so I know the exact process as it is?
> Depending on what is done, we have options.
> The option I like the least would be to have a Drupal module which imports
> PHP documents and simply acts as a "capacity emulator"; this is likely what
> will be done for release archives, but it would likely "just work" with new
> releases. In this case it would likely be easier than anything you do now,
> as you would only create the announcement page and Drupal would handle
> linking. However, this is not a good long-term solution as we lose out on
> search, more robust translation tools, and the fact that it defeats the
> whole purpose of Drupal.
> The option I prefer is to have a form in Drupal - probably via a module -
> which would replace SVN entirely for announcements.
> We would not need to re-write whole announcements! I'll say that first! We
> would instead use a module, and build boilerplate content into that module.
> For some forms, such as KDE Applications announcements, it may be as few as
> three fields (an optional free-form content area, the version, and release
> date); from there it would link the announcement appropriately once it's
> the release date, and we could also provide a preview link. We can add more
> optional fields as well, such as links if you aren't comfortable
> auto-generating them. Boilerplate would be automatically translated.

We already have all that, we just use [three different sets of] scripts for it ;)

Yes, it would be interesting to have something more automated and centralized (so we don't have three different sets of scripts ;))

I think David's scripts are at 

Mine are very crude and not published anywhere.


> Depending on what else / how else you automate, I'll have more answers for
> things like change logs, which I'm curious to know if there's secret sauce
> there. I'm in the process of finishing the template, so next is custom
> modules we'll need, so this is actually a really great time to into your
> requirements so we can (ideally) avoid disruption and make future admin
> tasks better/faster/smarter/stronger.
> Thanks!
>  - Ken
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> > Riddell, Faure and me, do releases like almost every month (or more).
> > 
> > How is drupal-based kde.org going to affect our workflow versus the
> > current
> > status in svn in which we can automate lots of things by just commiting to
> > svn?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> >   Albert

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