DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2009-01
Re: New year, new site, new wiki
Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> On Wed, January 7, 2009 12:34 am, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> Editing is still an issue. I like the idea of confirmed DragonFly
>> developers being allowed to edit the site via the web, if that is
>> possible. We will probably have to split the docs section into
>> a freeform section and a locked section that only confirmed developers
>> can edit.
> All the pages can be edited by anyone with commit access.
I think Matt thinks of people editing the main web site via the browser and not exclusively via git. I second this - I'm way more reluctant to get a shell out and hack wiki syntax into a text file and commit and push and whatnot versus clicking on a button and changing the text directly in the browser.
> Web editing is
> right now limited to /docs/*. Everything that's in docs/ now is material
> from the wiki, so we're not "exposing" anything new. (you can write
> "PageSpecs" that specify what can and can't be edited.)
> The login for editing via the web is separate from developer logins; it
> uses its own system or OpenID (http://openid.net) to handle logins. There
> is a separate plugin that can use checkpassword (or potentially
> checkpassword-pam, now that Peter's committed so much PAM work) to
> DragonFly) to authenticate against existing accounts on the machine, which
> would make having a leaf account the barrier to entry. We'd want to set
> up https, though, and I don't really like the machine logins flying about
> over the net, even over https.
Users on leaf don't have passwords. We'd have to find a different way to do it.