[Mpi-forum] Cleaning up the MPI Forum web site

Jeff Squyres jsquyres at cisco.com
Fri Feb 4 09:50:17 CST 2011

On Feb 4, 2011, at 10:46 AM, William Gropp wrote:

> The MPI Forum web site (www.mpi-forum.org) dates from the MPI-2 effort and contains a lot of stuff that is of limited use (for example, the email archives for the MPI 2 process).  I'd like to clean up the web site (retaining copies of everything), limiting the web site to the documents, description of the Forum and processes, and pointers to the ongoing efforts.  My questions are
> (1) Do you agree with removing (though retaining a copy) the archives from MPI-2.0.  Note that there are no MPI-1 archives, and the MPI-2.0 archives contain only the emails of some of the discussions.  I'd rather not include incomplete archives, and at this point, I don't think they have much value.

Sounds good to me.

> (2) I propose a minimal reformat of the page - nothing fancy, but a change. Is that ok, or should the pages stay the same?

Is it worth moving to a CMS of some kind (e.g., Drupal)?  I don't think we'd care about 90% of the features of a CMS -- i.e., the web site can still be just as simple as it is now -- but it might be nice to not have to worry about HTML, etc.

Jeff Squyres
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