[NeXus-committee] Website: html to wiki

Andy Gotz andy.gotz at esrf.fr
Mon Apr 3 16:27:15 BST 2006

Hi Peter,

first of all thanks for getting the ball rolling on this one. I 
apologise for not doing anything myself in my new role as secretary.

On a more positive note while I have been slack in my role as secretary 
I have advanced on the SPEC to Nexus converter. There is now a version 
of nxtranslator which converts SPEC files to Nexus files. We are working 
on extending this to convert the ESRF image file format too. Hopefully 
this will encourage the use of Nexus at the ESRF and other synchrotrons. 
This is all in my aim of pushing Nexus first as a generic data format at 
synchrotrons before getting into instrument definitions.

Now my answers to your points :


Peterson, Peter F. wrote:

>One of the action items from the last meeting was converting the NeXus
>homepage from html <http://www.nexus.anl.gov/> to wiki
><http://www.nexus.anl.gov/mediawiki/> (with a suggestion of exploring
>plone as an alternative). I think that this will be easiest if it is
>done as a coordinated group effort. Here is my first pass at the major
>tasks to be done:
> 1. Index what pages are on old site and make sure that their content is
>on the new site.
I can take a look at this one.

> 2. Update the base classes on the wiki that were modified by the
>ratification of TOFRAW.

I suggest someone from the TOF group does this.

> 3. Update the definitions on the cvs server to match what is on the
I can help with this one. While waiting for Darren's proposal I will 
approach the problem in a more pedestrian way i.e. manually.

> 4. Provide an easier means for synchronizing the definitions on the
>wiki with those in cvs. (Darren Kelly had volunteered to help us with
Darren seems best for this one.

> 5. Set up redirection pages in place of the old sites.
Someone who has access to the old website seems best placed to do this.

>Does this seem like the appropriate list?
>Who will coordinate the work?
>Who can volunteer to help with the work?
>BTW, for those that are curious: I believe that the definitions on the
>wiki are *more* correct than those on the html or in cvs. 
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