[ocaml-infra] staging site for ocaml.org

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Tue Jun 4 14:20:57 BST 2013

On 4 Jun 2013, at 14:18, Martin Keegan <martin at no.ucant.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 30 May 2013, Christophe TROESTLER wrote:
>> Even though we are thinking to move to, say, Markdown, that won't
>> change much w.r.t. that "problem".  The website is mostly static but
>> some things have to be automated.  You can use your github account to
>> display the generated pages.
> Ah didn't see this message, and didn't realise the generated pages made it
> to github. How does that work?
> Incidentally, I am going to be back in the UK, a few hundred yards from
> the Computer Lab on Friday; if someone based there could spare me a few
> minutes of time to discuss how "drive by" contributions could be made
> easier, it'd be much appreciated.

Definitely; I'll take this off-list.

> Anyway, I think a move to Markdown would be very good from the perspective
> of widening the base of contributors of content. I've just migrated
> fifteen years of HTML cruft in my personal website to Markdown, with
> remarkably little hassle; what this revealed was that a couple of items
> couldn't be conveniently supported by Markdown - I expect ocaml.org has
> its own, such as the 99 exercises code. 

Agreed. We've had pretty good success with writing most of Real World OCaml
in Markdown, with some OCaml scripts to massage the resulting DocBook and
other output formats.


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